TORONTO — NHL general managers discussed reducing the size of goalie equipment and increasing video review Wednesday, and the league and NHL Players’ Association expressed a desire to grandfather in mandatory visors.
“Every little piece of goaltender equipment is now a project for a goalie to get bigger,” said Colin Campbell, the NHL’s vice president of hockey operations.
Campbell said the instructions to Kay Whitmore, the NHL’s goalie expert, are “Do what you have to do within reason to make sure they’re still protected to reduce the stopping area.”
Current rules allow goalie pads to go 55 percent of the way between the knee and the pelvis.
“The feeling of the managers today was that that seems to be a little bit too generous, and if we can find maybe a number that is a little lower that provides adequate protection, then we’re willing to take a look at that,” Whitmore said.
Mathieu Schneider, a special assistant to NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, said saying players should rely