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Looser mesh for more excitement

Just a comment to ponder: Looser mesh inside the goal nets.

This is something the NHL should consider employing to help enhance the excitement of a goal being scored. At times, the puck rebounds in and out quickly or hits the back bar and makes it difficult to tell if the puck actually entered the net.

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Video replay usually solves the problem, but the goal or no-goal decision can be anti-climactic, especially when looser netting would make a goal more obvious.

I understand they don’t use looser netting to avoid stoppages from the puck being caught on the outside. However, looser mesh would negate stoppages for video review.

Pat Mete, Toronto