nhl- These Could be the Changes
What constitutes obstruction in October isn't always obstruction come playoff time in April.
What was refreshing about last week's two-day meeting of league general managers on rules changes is that the league isn't going to make wholesale changes that would tamper with the sanctity of the game.
The nets aren't going to be enlarged. And believe us, if you could have seen how big the prototypes were, you would have been aghast. One net was 13 percent larger. Another was 17 percent bigger. A third was 21 percent larger.
"Marty Brodeur claims it would add three seconds for a goalie to cover post to post," quipped Colin Campbell, the league's director of hockey operations, referring to the goalie for the New Jersey Devils. "We never got into discussing the nets. They were there to show our people (what they looked like). It's a route to go if we decide on being non-traditionalists."
The general managers finally seem to recognize that the game needs a healthy dose of scoring injected into it. And instead of doing something inept like enlarging the nets, they are doing something rational - reducing the size of the goalie equipment.
The article goes in-depth of the possible changes, well worth the read.