NHL target size of goalie pads at annual meeting

The NHL is working to cut down the height of goaltenders' pads to increase scoring across the...

The NHL is working to cut down the height of goaltenders' pads to increase scoring across the league. (REUTERS)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:27 PM ET

TORONTO - Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

The NHL wants to make goalie equipment smaller.

The feeling among the league’s general managers – who met Wednesday at NHL headquarters for their annual meeting – is that after a lot of talk about reducing the size of goalie equipment, they mean it this time.

They are going to work on cutting down the height of goaltenders’ pads so that hopefully more goals are scored and fans go home happy.


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