Funny I hadn't really noticed until this, then last night I saw 2 instances where no one, even the refs, knew there was a goal. In the edm/co game there was a shot by edm (forgot who) that was wired to the back of the net and popped out so hard, everyone kept playing and they ended up getting a rebound goal, but when reviewed the initial shot was indeed a goal, just impossible to see. Nets are too tight.
Yeah I've noticed this too, and it is definitely confusing for fans and players. On Eberle's goal last night, it looked like it went off the crossbar when it had in fact gone in the back of the net and bounced out. Schultz put it in the net again to make sure lol.
I have noticed this before, but after reading this thread last night, I saw a goal that struck me as the exact situation the OP is talking about, and the confusion that takes place.
Check out last nights 2nd goal by Edmonton in the first period. Eberle shoots (and scores) but because the puck drops and flies out quick, some of the players thought the play was still on, as Schultz grabbed the rebound and buried the already scored goal. A defenseman went down to block the shot AFTER the goal as well.
Certainly not a major issue at all to me, but I can say for certain what the OP suggested happens quite often, and it just doesn't look or feel natural.
These nets are ridiculous. When I watch NHL Tonight, it seems like a third of the goals pop back out of the net. Every time I see it happen I think of the Seinfeld episode where the Dominicans roll the crepes too tight so at least it is providing me some humor.
The mesh in all the nets would be brand new before the season. When the mesh is replaced it is tied very, very tight. It takes many weeks of practices and game play for the mesh to stretch out and become more "catching" as in the puck gets caught by mesh and stays in the net. Give it a couple of more weeks and problem will be solved
This is the funniest thread in the history of HF. I literally can't stop laughing at the idea that somebody was so pissed off they had to come here and make a thread. IDC about the mesh, but the OP is right, im not going after the OP.
Just picture it in your mind somebody watching a game and having the puck shoot out of the net at a high pace, seconds later he gets up off the recliner in a fit of rage, runs to a computer and makes this thread, as they are sooo ****ing pissed.
I'm not making fun of the OP, but just imagine seeing the reaction and how it bothers somebody that much
Can something be done about that ice being so slippery? The puck and skaters move to fast, I am having trouble keeping up. Also, something needs to be done about those fans. Making noise and distracting me and the players. Its ruining the game (side note: this does not apply to Toronto, I could write a thesis in ACC)
Agree with the OP, it would be handy if the puck stayed in the net. No need for a review, and cancelling the following part of play.