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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

nhl- It is official, equipment Changing

from the Toronto Sun via Slam, The National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association have the first tangible proof of renewed co-operation -- an official deal on reduced goaltending equipment.
The truce is not part of a new collective bargaining agreement, but because it was jointly agreed upon and time is of the essence for manufacturers, those companies were yesterday informed by fax to proceed with the changes.
Pads will be reduced to 11 inches in width from 12 and blockers will be cut in height to 15 inches from 16. The width of blockers will remain eight inches. Three inches will come off of the circumference of catching gloves.
Pants will be reduced to 10 inches from 11 at the front and a goalie with a 34-inch waist will not be allowed to climb into a pair of triple XLs.
It already was decided to go with tighter fitting sweaters. The league will doggedly be looking for cheaters....read on...