Was hockey better in the 80s?
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11-22-2012, 05:19 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
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Thank You. When will the NHL do something about
the ridiculous size of goalie equipment.
Bernie parent took up about a third of the net. Make them actually make a save instead of just blocking the puck by taking up the whole net.
From a marketing standpoint look what happens when a goal is scored, fans leap out of their seats. Why wouldn't you want more of that? The other 3 sports leagues understand this quite well. Smarten up NHL.
The biggest difference for me is the number of times goalies actually had to catch pucks back in the day. Nowadays it seems as though goalies go down, make themselves big, and
most pucks in their protective bulk. Don't have to actually catch the puck, and don't have to worry about steering/clearing rebounds. Quite a luxury for modern goalies, especially given that the speed, skill and athleticism of today's skaters
make rebounds in the slot more dangerous scoring opportunities yet they're almost non-existent thanks to the gear.
Surely there are materials today that can protect goalies from impact without going to the extreme that 90+ mph shots actually get trapped "unintentionally" in the bulk.
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