Connect with us

General NHL

Goalie pads will not be as big in 2008/09

From Fluto Shinwaza of the Boston Globe:

On June 11, the Goalie Equipment Working Group – general managers Doug Risebrough (Minnesota), Garth Snow (Islanders), Jim Rutherford (Carolina), and Brett Hull (Dallas); goalies Martin Brodeur (New Jersey), Rick DiPietro (Islanders), and Ryan Miller (Buffalo); and skaters Dany Heatley (Ottawa) and Mike Cammalleri (then Los Angeles, now Calgary) – convened in Toronto to address what could be done to shrink goaltenders, without resorting to hunger strikes.

The result? Knee pads and clavicle protectors will be trimmed for the 2008-09 season.

Read the entire article here.

It is about time the NHL crack down on unnecessary goalie equipment.  The league needs to see its offensive production increase and this is one of the more obvious ways of getting that job done.