I'm sure companies like Easton, Bauer, and Reebok would not be too happy if the NHL banned composite sticks. It's also about 10 years too late to ban composite sticks as many of the players grew up using them at this point, flex points, balance of the sticks, and the feel among other issues. I don't really see the point of banning composites anyways high sticking happened before composites (just ask Toronto fans) and will continue to happen even with wood sticks.
This poll is also loaded with a lot of loaded answers, 'significantly' and 'bigger' are relative and there is no way of voting for no changes.
I don't believe for a minute the current size of the goalie equipment is for safety.
It's to make GAA look great for the goaltenders. That's why they fight so hard to keep it.
Can't blame them for resisting but in the long run it hurts them as it takes the skill out of the position. 15-20 years ago. You knew damn well who the best goalies in the league were. Now you just know who's had the best year/team.
There's no reason to have this tradeoff. Goalie pads could be made smaller while remaining protective. Slightly reducing the dimensions of leg pads should make virtually no difference to have protective they are, and the chest protectors are made ridiculously bulky on purpose, to take up extra net. Chest protectors could be made slimmer and leg pads could be made smaller while keeping them plenty protective.
Furthermore, while wrist shots are arguably a bit harder than they used to be with wood sticks, slap shots are barely harder at all, for 16 years nobody had beat Al Iafrate's hardest shot record, and he set that with a wood stick. When it was beat, it was more about Chara being a 6'9" beast than about the stick technology, Chara uses a 2-piece which is pretty old in terms of recent stick technology.