Gary Bettman wants...

Discussion in 'Hockey' started by Millz, May 27, 2008.

  1. Millz

    Millz Black 7! Staff Member V.I.P.

    I guess what Gary Bettman wants, Gary Bettman gets? I dont understand why we need to shrink the goalie pads again. Oh, wait, just bolster scoring and get more money, eh Gary?

    I do like the idea of more interconference games. That'll create an atmosphere in which the fans can say the talented players across the NHL instead of just every three years.
     
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  2. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    I hate to say this, but I like the idea of shrinking goalie pads. Look at pictures of players from before the expansion era. Their pads are practically non-existent, compared to the gargantuan pads on people like Giguerre. Even Don Cherry thinks they're too big.

    I still hate Bettman though.
     
  3. padd

    padd Registered Member

    http://www.hollywoodcollectibles.co...bles/authentic/Cards/Patrick_Roy_Card_MID.jpg
    this was in 1986

    http://www.pickuphockey.com/forum/avatars/patrick_roy_mtl3.jpg
    this was probably in the early 90's.. pads were getting bigger

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...trick_Roy_1999.jpg/420px-Patrick_Roy_1999.jpg
    by the time he reached the 21st century

    when it comes to cheaters, check this out .. ridiculous
    http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/2550...752006EF5F0ED56230FD7D39351835A5397277B4DC33E

    I agree with Gary, and it's about damn time. hockey; for 80 odd years was played with pads that were barley 30CM wide, then came along the 90's, Bettman got the office and pads started getting bigger, strecthed almost 15CM+ cheaters were not punished. It's about damn time.
     
  4. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I don't mind if they shrink the goalies pads to be honest with you, but don't make the nets bigger, if they do that then there disrespecting the goalies in my opinion. Not all goalies will mind the shrinking of the pads because there quick agile, but every goalie are going to hate it if they make the nets bigger.
     
  5. padd

    padd Registered Member

    They are disrespecting the game if they change the nets. If I'm not mistaking since Jaques Plante came into the league the only thing that has remained the same is the nets. And the goalies shouldn't have a problem with shrinking pads. Their predesors have played with small pads.
     

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