Jonathan Quick on making the nets bigger

Jonathan Quick Kings practiceEarlier today we posted some thoughts from Kings coach Darryl Sutter about increasing the size of the nets or decreasing the size of equipment used by goaltenders (click here to read). Both suggestions were hot topics on NHL Network Radio this morning. St Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong and Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau were in favor or the larger nets.

What does Jonathan Quick think?

“That’s ridiculous, you have to have some integrity with the game, you know?’ he said to MayorsManor following practice this morning.  “Now you’re messing with rules, like the net size, that have been in place for how many years? You have to have some integrity with the game. You have to keep the nets the same. You want to create more goals? You want to make the goalie’s equipment smaller? Go ahead. If every goalie in the league has to deal with it, then it’s an even playing field. I know some guys probably won’t be happy, but it’d be the same for everybody to complain about it. But yeah, I’d say smaller gear before a bigger net for sure.”

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Comments

  1. Eva Marie Alonzo says:

    Agree with Quick – That’s ridiculous! and if anything, smaller gear before a bigger net

  2. Was just thinking about this a couple weeks ago. If you look at guys leg pads, and pads in general, it goes beyond safety and is bigger to take up as much net space as possible without hindering the goalies ability to move. They need more restrictions on pad size at least.

    • They technically do. Ducks commentator Hayturd (Hayward) was complaining about Halak’s pad sizes. The rule books state that the pads are not to come up past mid-thigh and he was complaining that Halak’s pads were coming up nearly to his hips.

      Our goalies’ pad sizes appear to be more “normal” (or at least more consistent with what every other goalie in the league has) and they don’t appear to be too tall or too wide.

  3. KingsFan on EastCoastTime says:

    As always, Mayor, thank you. I read all of today’s articles, and they provide insight I can’t find anywhere else.

    You rock my socks!!

  4. kingrussell says:

    The way Quick is playing this year,they should make the nets smaller.

  5. People keep forgetting the repercussions this would have at other levels. Basically you’re telling thousands of normal-sized or slightly small people who play goalie that they are not welcome anymore even though there is already no problem scoring at their level. Got to find a way to adjust the NHL game in a more subtle way than that when it is not broken it other levels.

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  1. […] Last week we shared some thoughts from Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter and goaltender Jonathan Quick about two of the ways currently being talked about to increase scoring in the game – either make the nets larger or decrease the size of goalie equipment. Both had strong opinions on the subject, read here. […]