So the solution to that is to make things harder on the goalie rather than force the skaters to elevate their game? That wouldn't be my answer.
But goal scoring is way down from the 80's and early 90's, even though the skaters are bigger, faster and better trained than they used to be.
Pretty obvious the goalies have progressed faster than the skaters. They're dominating the game right now.
Skaters have been given plenty of advantages themselves since the lockout (Eliminating the two-line pass, no-play trapezoid, etc.).
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