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11-22-2010, 09:46 PM
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Old, baggy nets?

Did anyone notice that the twine on the nets in tonight's game vs. Montreal was dingy and very baggy loose? They were like the nets from the eighties! Check out the highlight reel and you'll see it. On some close-ups of the goalies, the posts were visible and had large chips of red paint missing.

Any insight as to why this may be? I missed the first two periods while at work and I'm wondering if the announcers said anything. Could have something to do with the one that got through vs. Tampa Bay? Could the NHL be coming to its senses and returning to baggy nets? I always wondered why they made the nets tight in the nineties, causing pucks to bounce out quickly and causing controversy on goals.

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It was asked in the GDT but this is the explanation provided by CSN:

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Last Thursday against Tampa Bay, a puck went completely through the back of the net at the north end of the building. The NHL asked the Flyers to send them the nets for examination. As a result, the dirty, older practice nets which don’t have cameras in them were used for the game. Flyers officials expect to have their newer nets back in time for Black Friday’s matinee against Calgary.
http://www.csnphilly.com/11/22/10/Fl...755&feedID=695

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Thanks, Miami.
Another speculation that I considered was that perhaps they were using the old Spectrum nets as some sort of tribute.

Question answered though!

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I saw them on the highlights, and I really liked them because the puck stays in longer, making goals easier to identify. It also looks nice when the puck dents the net outward.

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I was watching on online feed of the game so it was hard to follow the puck, but i could clearly identify leino, and JVR goals because they bulged the twine so hard!, wicked, they should employ these styles of nets all the time, make it original to the flyers for this year, but I imagine the league has mandates for exactly what type of net/mesh tightness is to be used

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they bought them from the spectrum for 25$ on that carry it out special

hahaaaa

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That's the nets they use in warmups as well.

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they bought them from the spectrum for 25$ on that carry it out special

hahaaaa
i laughed.

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I was watching on online feed of the game so it was hard to follow the puck, but i could clearly identify leino, and JVR goals because they bulged the twine so hard!, wicked, they should employ these styles of nets all the time, make it original to the flyers for this year, but I imagine the league has mandates for exactly what type of net/mesh tightness is to be used
I thought they looked horrible. Very amateur. For a while I thought I was watching a Wings lacrosse game they looked so bad and second rate.

I much prefer the the perfect white ones that look like they're worthy of a multi-billion dollar professional league.

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Might be a trend we should continue from time to time, like Kate Smith etc.The Dingy net jumped nicely on Ville's Snipe !

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I saw them on the highlights, and I really liked them because the puck stays in longer, making goals easier to identify. It also looks nice when the puck dents the net outward.
nah i like the tight white "pop" the new twine has.

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