After another GM meet and greet it seems nothing has changed. Once again the GMs and players are trying to put the lack of scoring on the size of goalie equipment.
When will these people realize all they are doing is turning a blind eye to an even bigger problem: the lack of offensive onus put on the game.
Sure, they can reduce goalie equipment size more and restrict where they can play the puck, or even make the nets bigger, but this is not the solution.
Goal scoring might be up for the start of next season, but I am sure history will repeat itself. The increased goal scoring will be short lived and the reason why is because goalies are adapting, not sitting still and hoping for the GMs to do something.
Goaltenders have adapted by spending more time on the ice, both in the off-season and during the season, with goalie coaches.
If the NHL wants more scoring make it a priority for the players of our game to follow the goalies and hire a coach who will refine their goal-scoring skills.
Shaun Smith, Calgary, Alta.