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06-26-2008, 06:26 AM
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Glen Healy Onboard for Reducing the Michelin Men

Healy is the new 'president of player affairs' or something to that effect with the NHLPA and even he admitted that one of his duties is to shrink the silly gear worn by today's Michelin men.

Anyone think that the gear will finally be brought back to reality?

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06-26-2008, 06:29 AM
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A ray of hope!

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Here's the New NHL regulation-size Goalie cup



I hope no one's allergic to Ivy!

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Good. Goalies equipment is still ridculously large when 170-220 pound guys look like Sumo wrestlers.

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Here's the New NHL regulation-size Goalie cup



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That is logical fallacy.

OMYGOD! The goalie can't be 3 times his normal size...that means the NHL wants to send them out in their underwear!

booo hooo hooo

I'm sorry but using ridiculously extreme examples is no substitute for argument.

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Here's the New NHL regulation-size Goalie cup



I hope no one's allergic to Ivy!
That is logical fallacy.

OMYGOD! The goalie can't be 3 times his normal size...that means the NHL wants to send them out in their underwear!

booo hooo hooo

I'm sorry but using ridiculously extreme examples is no substitute for argument.
Humor. You missed it.

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Healy is the new 'president of player affairs' or something to that effect with the NHLPA and even he admitted that one of his duties is to shrink the silly gear worn by today's Michelin men.

Anyone think that the gear will finally be brought back to reality?
No. Not after the last attempt. Supposedly they reduced the pads but they still look too big. Im not sure how they would regulate the other parts of the equipment. Around the body, the shoulder pads, etc. Smaller glove should be easy.

There is a serious problem when a shooter would be wise to shoot for a d-man's leg rather than the net.

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Good. Goalies equipment is still ridculously large when 170-220 pound guys look like Sumo wrestlers.
Good description



Goalie equipment should be made to protect the body, not take up space.

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The goalie equipment is fine as it is IMO.. Their pants and chest/arm may be a bit too big.. but the rest is fine..

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The goalie equipment is fine as it is IMO.. Their pants and chest/arm may be a bit too big.. but the rest is fine..
I should give the NHL and the competition committee some credit: I will say that I'm pleased with the glove and blocker sizes. If anyone can recall, putting a "cheater" on "spoiler" on the glove was once common place in the NHL. The pads are still WAY too tall, but the width is okay, and yes, the pants and chest/arm protectors do make goaltenders look like Michelin Men.

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the length of the leg pads - the height of the shoulder pads - and the size of the catcher's glove - reduce those and they've got it

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The goalie equipment is fine as it is IMO.. Their pants and chest/arm may be a bit too big.. but the rest is fine..
How can you says the rest is fine? One of the biggest and most notable things to blow up in the last 8 years is the height of the goalie pads. Go look at goaltenders in the 90's their pads went to just above their knees and stopped. Now you got some guys out there with pads that go practically their waste. The result is when they drop down to the butterfly their pads cover the 5-hole. IMO, that's the biggest thing the need to cut down on.

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Blah. Ive talked about this to death and am a goalie. May as well post this for the billionth time since its the billionth topic of discussion on this.

As a goalie, two things I will admit could be reduced across the board is chest protector size and thigh rises on pads. IMO thigh rises on pads should be made to a +1 maximum. The Lundqvist thigh rise, which is like a +3, is unneeded. One of the reasons a +1 should be kept is because thigh boards were made illegal, and the +1 does add protection to the knees when going into the butterfly, which is what the thigh
boards did previously. No need to be bigger than a +1 though.

Chest protectors is self explanatory.

Goalie gear pad width has been reduced from 12 to 11 inches, and imo it is perfectly fine as is. As are the reducements made to the glove and blocker.

The NHL also deemed overdrive blades for goalies to be illegal as well, yet this "thermo blade" crap for players somehow isnt? As concessions to my two main points. I believe strict rules should be enforced on the curvature of players blades. Sticks should be inspected before every game much like goalie equipment is.

Also, reduction of player equipment should be looked into as well. If players didnt have the huge bulky chest pads and other gear, maybe not ALL, keyword all, players would be risking so much when blocking shots.

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reduce the pads back down to the 10 inches they used to be also

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How can you says the rest is fine? One of the biggest and most notable things to blow up in the last 8 years is the height of the goalie pads. Go look at goaltenders in the 90's their pads went to just above their knees and stopped. Now you got some guys out there with pads that go practically their waste. The result is when they drop down to the butterfly their pads cover the 5-hole. IMO, that's the biggest thing the need to cut down on.
Well because guys drop down they need the extra 4+ inch of pad guys didn't have in the 80s and 90s to cover these knees up. SOme thigh rises are unnecessary but a fast game where the puck deflects in on net from all angles pads ending just above the knees would be very dangerous.

There is work to do though.

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It's good that they want to reduce the goalie equipment size, but I have some serious concerns. Will they continue to make everyone wear the same size equipment, or will they finally realize that smaller goalies don't need to wear the same size pads as goalies that are half a foot taller? Goalies like Manny Legace don't need to be wearing pads that are bigger than Olaf Kolzig's, it's stupid.

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Everyone should be wearing the same sized equipment as Bill Ranford when he was in the NHL

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Oh yeah!

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Awesome! Hextall looks like a twig, but of course we know that's not true.

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Oh yeah!
Man, that picture rocks.

Look how tiny that catching glove is. Today's goalies could go deep Sea fishing with their gloves.

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If the NHL makes goalie equipment smaller, than what happens in an international game, when a NHL player in smaller equipment plays on say Team Canada who is facing Say Russia; which would have a goalie with larger equipment, would Canada not be at a disadvantage?

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The funny thing is.. Hextall wasn't a small goaltender by any means. He was 6'3" and over 200 pounds. Manny Legace who's 5'9" and 165 pounds looks bigger than that with his current gear.

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If the NHL makes goalie equipment smaller, than what happens in an international game, when a NHL player in smaller equipment plays on say Team Canada who is facing Say Russia; which would have a goalie with larger equipment, would Canada not be at a disadvantage?
IIHF has usually followed sooner or later. I think they announced restrictions a year or two ago. I'm not aware if there's differences in size regulations currently.

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