Great58 wrote:MRandall25 wrote:You can make the current nets "bigger" by limiting the size of goalie chest and shoulder pads
*cough* Craig Anderson *cough*
You could also increase scoring by actually calling penalties, instead of picking and choosing when to enforce the rulebook.
Goalies will pitch a fit over player safety if you try to further reduce their pads. Not saying it couldn't happen, just that there would be strong opposition to overcome. And the NHL has proven it can't enforce the rulebook as it's written on any consistent basis. It can't get out of it's own way when it comes to highlighting the games best players.
Reducing pad size =/= reducing protection. Just shrink them. Make them fit better to the body. There are goalies who take up like 1.5x more net because of the size of their upper body pads. It's ridiculous.