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NHL Competition Committee To Also Look At Size Of Goalie Equipment

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CHICAGO, IL - MAY 25: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings returns to the goal after a break against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 25, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – MAY 25: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings returns to the goal after a break against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 25, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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With the NHL competition committee meeting in Toronto starting on Tuesday, most of the attention was being paid to the visor issue, whether or not we will move another step forward to them being mandated. There was also a little mind to icing and whether the NHL will continue to explore hybrid icing.

But another perhaps more meaningful item was on the agenda. That would be the size of goaltending equipment.

Whenever you hear about the continued trend of scoring decreasing in the NHL, there are always a few go-to solutions. One is to make the nets bigger. Others say you should make the rink bigger. The third option, which is on the table in Toronto, is to go smaller. As in make the goalie equipment smaller.

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