To those saying they love seeing the goalie dog the puck out, I don't think any NHL goalie does. If they do its because they want to fire it down the ice or at your head. I've noticed that some pucks do just come right back out but I've never noticed this to be a problem or ever seen the ref to a goal review because of it.
Interesting thing to talk about actually. In some arenas the nets' meshes are strung tighter and some arenas have it looser. Like, I remember going to the Prudential Center and it wasn't extremely tight, but then going to Madison Square Garden, the nets were almost saggy. Then at the First Niagara Center, the nets are pretty sling shotty. Interesting but insignificant.
I once saw (no joke) a player, Strazzabosco or Bench, shoot the puck so hard it went in the goal, then all the way across the ice into the other goal, and believe it or not, the puck came all the way out to the blue line! He got credited for two goals on the play. Incredible.
If you've played hockey you'd know loose netting sucks. The puck always gets stuck on the side and behind on the net. Thats the reason its tight.
I have played hockey all my life and the only time a puck would ever get stuck inside a net is in a freak circumstance or if the net is defective.
Pucks shouldn't be rocketing out of nets the way they are this season. I actually enjoy seeing a goal get scored, not relying on the announcers to tell me that a goal has been scored while the puck is 15 feet away from the net.
Well, I'm just glad to know that some of the people I've been wasting energy arguing about hockey with on these boards can't even tell if a goal has been scored unless the puck STAYS in the net.
And I really wish they'd use something with more give than metal for the posts. The way the puck goes FLYING off the bar when it hits is really distracting and it looks quite stupid. It should be foam or something soft so that when it hits it makes a dent and you can TELL it hit the post.