NHL has scoring in mind with new rule

Goalies aren't happy about the NHL's decision to enforce a 38-inch maximum height restriction on goalie pads.

Updated: July 18, 2003, 11:50 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
The NHL wants to prevent its goalies from turning into "The Hulk," but the league's latest move has some netminders simmering with anger.

On Thursday, the NHL announced it will enforce a 38-inch maximum height restriction on goalie pads beginning this season and clubs will be fined $25,000 if a goalie violates the new rule. The league will continue to enforce a 12-inch width limit on the pads.

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