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In Topic: NHL and league wide scoring

06 November 2015 - 09:42 AM

How is it a beef if the number is just 20%?  How low do you want that number to be?  You realize by saying that, 8 out of 10 games do NOT end in regulation with a tie score.  I would think that's pretty fvcking good...


Maybe 1 in 10 games.  1 in 8.  But not 1 in 5



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In Topic: NHL and league wide scoring

05 November 2015 - 04:27 PM

My take is the game is fine and I'm sick and tired of people complaining there isn't enough scoring. The end. Babcock can fvck off if he thinks the nets need to be bigger.


My beef is that 20% of NHL games end regulation tied.  I also feel that after 1-2 years the benefits of the 3-on-3 OT will diminish, and we'll see a return to more shootouts.

Maybe then the league will look at how to increase scoring via reducing pad/stick size

In Topic: NHL and league wide scoring

05 November 2015 - 04:24 PM

For me, there are too many luck based goals and not enough skill based goals. This does likely lead to more league parity and less teams seeming awful, so maybe the owners/GMs secretly like that.


If you're after pretty goals, then the only way to go is to reduce the pad/stick size of both D & Goalie.  The dilemma there is how to offer the same protection.

In Topic: NHL and league wide scoring

05 November 2015 - 04:11 PM

Make every penalty a 2-minute major. Call more interference. Regulate goalie pads.



Yep, we all can remember this was the rule, until the Canadiens of the late 70s had such PP success they reduced it to 1-goal per minor.   Of course, some will argue that allowing multiple goals on a minor may result in the Refs calling less minors, since they do not want to feel like they're influencing the game's outcome 

In Topic: NHL and league wide scoring

05 November 2015 - 04:04 PM

I can't see them changing the size of the goal cage for several reasons.  First, increasing the height from the current 4' makes no sense from a safety standpoint, since you do not want pucks being shot any higher as that gets closer to people's heads.  Second, its possible..but unlikely..they'll widen the cage bottom.  This might increase groin injuries, but would have to be studied to see if that were a true correlation.   The third idea of keeping the height & width the same, but bowing out the sides was really goofy and I do not see that happening.


You hit the nail on the head on why some don't want to increase the goal size and/or don't want to reduce equipment size...they feel it cheapens the goals.  

Personally, I feel the catching glove circumference should be reduced (since if the keeper doesn't catch the puck it either goes in the net ot against the back wall, so safety is not really decreased by such a change).

I also would like to see the blocker width reduced, for similar reasons.

Finally they could experiment with reducing the width of the keeper's blade and/or shaft.  



To increase scoring I feel the long-change of the 2nd period should be in effect for both the 1st & 2nd periods.  This makes it harder for the D to change lines and perhaps will increase scoring and/or scoring chances.  The 3rd period is really the only period needed for the goalie to be close to their bench so they can be pulled at the end of the game.  In reality, pulling the keeper on a delayed penalty doesnt produce more than a handful of goals all season.


Other tweaks could be shortening the maximum D-man's stick length. 

Experiments would have to be done on eliminating icing during the PK.  Perhaps such a change might actually reduce offense if the PP team can't change its forwards...because the PK team has control of the puck.


They could double the width of the blue line, which makes the O-zone larger.  

But the most effective change will be in reducing the keeper's pads, while still offering the same protection.


There's a few other tweaks that could be tried, and should be tried before they ever change the size of the cage.