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09-07-2013, 03:34 PM
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"You're probably going to notice it a lot on wrap-arounds," said former NHL player Chris Clark, now the Blue Jackets' director of player development. "Those times when the goaltender gets his leg across just in time to cover the other post? Those might be goals now.
"The players haven't seen them yet. The goaltenders haven't played with them yet. But it's going to take some getting used to."
It is not a huge change, no. The NHL has said that the goal-mouth opening, as measured from the inside of the pipes, remains the same: 6 feet wide by 4 feet high, or 24 square feet.
But the new shape is certainly more rectangular than before, and it will be interesting to see what happens to pucks that used to ring off the corners of the old nets.

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