Jim Kelley says to make the nets bigger. That seems hard. Can’t we just shrink the goalie equipment? It’ll still protect them. Current equipment protects the goalie, but you can usually fit a defenseman or two behind their pads, too. Why not bring them back to the old size? I bet a lot of places never sold their inventory of smaller goalie equipment. The NHL can probably get some great deals on it.
Mighty Duck Jean-Sebastien Giguere agrees with me: “You change the whole game around if you [make the nets bigger]. It would be like basketball making the hoop bigger. It’s silly. You change the whole record book. I think the game is fine right now.”
I wouldn’t say fine. But bigger nets? That just seems difficult. Like it would require a lot of measuring.