Found May 06, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
In an era where, if we believe what we read, NHL teams now find it at least unpalatable, if not irrational, to draft any goalie under 6 feet tall, the Globe and Mail’s Roy MacGregor offers the once-every-playoff-run column about the concept that goalies have gotten “too big” (although MacGregor at least acknowledges that shot-blocking and defensively-oriented playing systems might aid their causes), and that “something” must be done to somehow shrink the silhouettes of the 6’4” and 6’5,” 220-pound netminders without compromising their safety when a 6’4,’ 230-pound power forward inevitably crashes into them: There has been much talk in past years of either enlarging the net or reconfiguring the bars so that they ricochet more inward than outward, which would have given New Jersey’s Ilya Kovalchuk that third-period game-decider Thursday night. Goaltending guru François Allaire proposed just such a change in 2003, and three years ago developed a prototype that was used in a Toronto Ma
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