My suggestions for putting more flow(offense) into the game.
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11-14-2003, 09:52 PM
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I think that was a zero-sum description of the argument. I disagree with you because the description of the argument suggests you are wrong. No offense. Feel free to add to the argument.
Fair enough. A widening of the nets would yield more goals of every kind, including dazzling passing plays as well as garbage rebounds. Point well taken.
I still feel, however, that such a strategy is "cheating" rather than attacking the real problem. If skilled players were allowed to play their game with no clutching and grabbing, no interference, not getting hooked down from behind or physically held up by their less skilled opponents, a couple of inches more or less of net would be a secondary matter. Skaters today have benefitted greatly from advances in equipment and training; given enough decent scoring chances, they can and will score. While widening the nets would possibly increase the number of scoring chances some, going by your description, it would seem to do so more by exposing weaknesses in goalies rather than promoting skill and offensive flair in skaters. I find this only marginally better than simply upping the percentage of perimeter shots and rebounds going in, which is the other effect of such a size increase.
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