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In Topic: Bigger nets ?

26 November 2015 - 09:44 PM

I dunno that increasing the size of the net really solves anything. We'd see more goals, but do we want more goals for the sake of having more goals, or do we want more offense, more open ice, more displays of skill - more scoring chances?

I think making the nets bigger would open up the ice. 


....  If you need one solution to increase scoring, make the rink bigger.

Thing is, you're talking many, many millions of dollars in renovations plus millions in lost ticket revenue all in the hope that TV revenue increases enough to recoup that cost. 


Changing goalie equipment is the best place to start, but if it doesn't work I think changing the nets is the next option.

In Topic: Bigger nets ?

26 November 2015 - 03:29 PM

I don't think anyone's looking for high-flying offense and 7-6 games. Even in the 80s teams were averaging less than 4 gpg. If they do some things to bump up scoring a little, from 2.5 to say around 3.5, I don't think it makes anything gimicky or makes the goals any less special. And looking at it the other way, it would make good goaltending performances a little more special. These days a goalie can allow just 1 goal or even post a shutout without even playing that well.


Changing the size of the rinks isn't feasible. Moving the zone lines around I don't think would be enough. But change the nets a bit, make perimeter shots more dangerous, it forces defenses to be more aggressive and opens things up. Defenses would have to focus more on skill and quickness over structure and discipline. I think it would make things more exciting.


But then, the pessimist in me thinks it would just increase the prevalence of neutral-zone trapping...

In Topic: Jurco on Conditioning Assignment in GRs

25 November 2015 - 03:34 PM


Agreed. It is an upcoming problem. I have no solution. Krsmith's solution regarding Miller/Sheahan seems the best one to me right now. Still don't like it. Almost want to "ignore it".

Bottom line is I think Jurco has that "something". Don't wanna give him up. If we have to drop someone, Andersson or Miller has to be thrown out to the wolves. Not concerned about lineups at the moment my main concern is keeping that young chump Jurco in the organization. He needs a proper shot to dazzle.

For the record, no one needs to be waived once Jurco comes back. Players on conditioning assignment are still part of the active roster. We only need to move someone when Quincey comes back, or if Franzen does. 

In Topic: Jurco on Conditioning Assignment in GRs

25 November 2015 - 03:25 PM

It's going to be tough for him to crack that lineup for sure... This may not be popular with a lot of people but I'd bump Miller out. I know, it's not likely to happen but I wouldn't mind seeing something like this...


Abdelkader - Zetterberg - Nyquist

Larkin - Datsyuk - Pulkkinen

Tatar - Richards - Jurco

Sheahan - Glendening - Helm


I'm not anti-Miller by any stretch but he is very replaceable in the lineup and I'm hoping they lean toward not bringing him back after this season.\

He is one of our top penalty killers but plenty or guys can kill penalties. Glendening, Helm, Sheahan, Abdelkader, Richards, Larkin...

More or less what I was thinking as well. I'd prefer Larkin at center, but Richards should work too. I thought the Shea-Glen-Helm line was good the few games it was together.

In Topic: 2016 NHL Outdoor Games Jerseys.

24 November 2015 - 02:11 PM

I hate it. The D and the slash look so minor league or arena football to me. To each his own I guess.