Originally Posted by I like Boobs
If they would make the "trap" an illegal defense and not allow teams to simply play 1 man in, 4 across the redline it would open the game up much more... That and the fact that most teams now just play for overtime/shoot out, makes for boring hockey. Decrease goalies equipment size and go back to wooden sticks as well, all things that will open the game up more as well...
Is there any logical reason why they don't do this other than goalies would complain? The goalies would still be aptly protected if they shortened the allowable width of their shin pads.
It's one of the least noticeable changes (it's not changing actual rules of the game) and would make one of the biggest differences I think.