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by Paul on 10/28/11 at 05:35 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Two years ago, Doug Wilson tabled an agenda item at the GMs meeting that garnered very little support: removing the trapezoid.
Turns out he may have been somewhat of a visionary.
Since then, more and more scary collisions are happening between defensemen and oncoming forecheckers, and Wilson remains adamant that removing the trapezoid and allowing goaltenders to freely play the puck in the corners would alleviate some of those collisions on icing and delayed offside situations.
“We feel really comfortable in maintaining that position,” Wilson told ESPN.com this week.
He stopped short of saying he would table it again for the GMs meeting Nov. 15 but was confident it would likely be brought up in conversation.
We’re with Wilson on this one. Let the goalies roam free, and let’s minimize those needless collisions between defenseman and forechecker.
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