Earlier this month it was reported that the NHL will propose to significantly downsize the pads on goaltenders, which in effect would create more scoring chances, goal-scoring and ultimately more excitement in a game.
This topic was discussed between Michael Felger, Pierre McGuire, Tony Amonte and Keith Jones at the Stanley Cup Talk Event at West End Johnnies Tuesday night, with the consensus that the padding on goalies need to be shrunk.
"One of the things that has to happen is the goalies need to be shrunk, the goalies are too big," McGuire said. "For me, it's not about the number of goals that need to be scored, it's about the number of manufactured offensive chances. A great save is just as exciting as a great goal. It is, ask the fans. When you have a goalie that makes an unbelievable glove save it's an amazing thing."
Even if changes are eventually made, goalies may still find a way to gain an edge. Amonte said that former Stanley Cup-winning goalie Patrick Roy was the first to begin this trend.
"I think the guy that started that revolution of borderline cheating in the net was Patrick Roy," Amonte said. "He had the webbing under his shirt, so his shirt was connected when his arm came up it was like Batman, the wing came up. He had extra pads on the side of his pants, he put about an inch and a half, two inch pad on the side of his pants sticking out."
See more of the conversation in the video above.