GMs to discuss size of goalie equipment
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02-19-2013, 01:43 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Between the Pipes
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Might require a lot of new equipment to be purchased if changes made.
Why don't they just put them in the net wearing nothing already if they want the goals to go up?
Here's the thing. You can make the equipment smaller all you want ( to a point because you have to keep safety in mind ), and in the short term it might make a slight difference, but in the long term it makes little difference. The goalies of today are way better trained and keep getting better than past goalies and will continue to do so.
The other problem with changing the goal equipment, is it becomes a filter down problem. It would be one thing if the equipment manufacturers would make one set of equipment for the pros and continue to make what they make for everyone else, but they don't. When my kid was playing goal he had to buy new pads / trapper / blocker one year because the NHL changed their specs and the manufacturers stopped making the old stuff across the board. And all the leagues from house up adopted the new sizes as rules. So you had to get new stuff.
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