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05-26-2008, 10:42 PM
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Effect of smaller equipment on Henriks game?

Looks like Bettman and Co. will be going hard at shrinking the size of goaltenders equipment for next season.

The group formed to take this on is Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford along with Doug Riseborough of Minnesota, Garth Snow of the Islanders and Brett Hull of the Stars.


The players in the group are Martin Brodeur, Ryan Miller, Rick DiPietro, Mike Cammalleri and Dany Heatley.


The general consensus seems to be they will agree to make the equipment smaller


Now we all know that the Henrik critics love to take shots at his pads. So what do you think? Do his legal, yet larger pads play too significant a role in his style?

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05-26-2008, 10:44 PM
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Yea, he loves himself too much

I'd trade him

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No effect at all. Henrik is a very positionally sound goalie. I don't see smaller equipment affecting his stats.

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Brett Hull? You've gotta be kidding me. Goalies are doomed.

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Interesting Brodeur and DP are on the committee who will make this change.

I guess in theory it effects all goaltenders, but Marty and DP rely more on their athletic style than Lundqvist who is more about positioning.

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Brett Hull? You've gotta be kidding me. Goalies are doomed.

Lol ...yea and like Heater is going to vote for NOT making the equipment smaller

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anyone else laughing their @ss off at the fact garth snow is on this committee? Mr. Chest protector himself...

and its kinda odd that the Islanders have both a player and executive on this committee... youd think the idea of variety is not just based on players but also teams, i mean do you think Snow is going to vote in a direction DP wouldnt want... especially w 12 (?) more years left on his contract and a commitment to that team and its success...

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Henrik's pads will shrink a bit (not as much as some people around the NHL seem to think) but he will be fine.

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how many goalies in the NHL dont use the max size? 1? 2?

It will effect him about as much as it will effect everyone else.

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According to the NJ Devils, Brodeur doesn't even wear pads.

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According to the NJ Devils, Brodeur doesn't even wear pads.

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The pads cant be as small as the ones he wore in Frolunda. I think he'll be fine.

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According to the NJ Devils, Brodeur doesn't even wear pads.
Well, he wears pads - just not the kind you're thinking of.

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Interesting Brodeur and DP are on the committee who will make this change.

I guess in theory it effects all goaltenders, but Marty and DP rely more on their athletic style than Lundqvist who is more about positioning.
Yeah, its too bad. Making the equipment smaller would hurt guys like Brodeur and DP allot more then Lundqvist.

Its to bad they don't got more modern goaltenders like Hank on the committee, Brodeur and co will probably get their will through and few changes will be made...

Lundqvist pretty much uses both belt and suspenders in net. He plays with much bigger marginals then a Brodeur who likes to gamble and challenge shooters.

Brodeur knows that -- he isn't much better then Jose Theodore without his size. I think everyone knows that, but it have still been interesting to hear the talk from him about how its other guys who would be hurt by smaller equipment. He knows that he needs to have a say in this matter who his days as a standout is over, interesting to see that he got his will through...

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Well, he wears pads - just not the kind you're thinking of.
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We will just have to wait and see but I think Hank will be just fine.

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05-27-2008, 09:40 AM
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He'd get used to it and he'd win. Case closed.

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I have a feeling he'll be fine too (Devils fan here). A good goalie is a good goalie no matter what. But, you guys have to admit, his current pad selections are a bit on the 'plump' side.

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I think there's close to zero chance of the change happening for next season. The equipment manufacturers need about eight weeks to produce the equipment, which means this committee has to make recommendations, the league/owners/GMs/Players all have to approve the changes, THEN the manufacturers get the specs. All of this has to occur by mid-July, assuming training camps open in mid-September. In the meantime there is the draft and the start of free agency. I just don't see anyone moving that quickly on something as potentially controversial as this.

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I have a feeling he'll be fine too (Devils fan here). A good goalie is a good goalie no matter what. But, you guys have to admit, his current pad selections are a bit on the 'plump' side.
Fun Fact: Martin Brodeur uses the same size if not larger pads. I don't know the exact sizes but I know Brodeur uses the largest legal size. So no, I will not admit his pads are 'plump' until you admit Brodeur's are too.

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Fun Fact: Martin Brodeur uses the same size if not larger pads. I don't know the exact sizes but I know Brodeur uses the largest legal size. So no, I will not admit his pads are 'plump' until you admit Brodeur's are too.
I'm not disagreeing with you, but I will say I find it very hard to believe that the two wear the same size leg pads and chest pads. Henriks seem much larger. I'm not saying anything negative, just what I observe.

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i heard earlier this year on the radio that they were thinking of getting every goalie fitted to their own size pads.....obviously with limits on size but goalies are getting nailed enough about equipment sizes and all that. Scoring is fine in the NHL. There is no reason to shrink goalie pads. but thats just me

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I'm not disagreeing with you, but I will say I find it very hard to believe that the two wear the same size leg pads and chest pads. Henriks seem much larger. I'm not saying anything negative, just what I observe.
Brodeurs a pudgy guy, while Henrik is quite slim so yeah I can understand why you see it that way.

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I'm not disagreeing with you, but I will say I find it very hard to believe that the two wear the same size leg pads and chest pads. Henriks seem much larger. I'm not saying anything negative, just what I observe.
Your observations are wrong.






And you are biased.

If anything Brodeur uses a hell of a lot thicker padding up top then Lundqvist... that or he really is a fat ****.

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According to the NJ Devils, Brodeur doesn't even wear pads.
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