Thrashers center Bobby Holik on the new rule changes: "The most important thing is limiting the goalie equipment. The last ten years, I was looking at the goal and there was nothing to shoot at. It was like facing a wall."
Apparently the only thing that has stood between Holik and multiple 50-goal seasons has been the size of opposing goalies' pads. The one-inch reduction in the new rules will remedy that, we're sure.