News Article: Elliot on new pads

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  1. CSKA1974

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    I have to imagine they can fix this problem on the manufacturing side? I mean what did guys do before they started with the oversized novelty pads? Get bruised? If that's the case then sorry Mr. Elliot, you're getting bruised.
     
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    NHL Testing new chest pads
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    Well, they played without masks till 1959 too. :sarcasm:
     
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    Elliott's obviously not going to win the sympathy vote from the old-school guys who wore heavier but less protective gear; however, he has a point that the objective wasn't for saves to be more painful but rather that goalies couldn't settle for taking up 7/8ths of the net by squaring up and letting pucks hit them. Impact absorption will absolutely be less with more form-fitting pads and I wouldn't be surprised if the goalie injury rate ticks upward.

    I'll be interested to see the effect of the next-generation gear. If goalies need to be better protected in a form-fitting way, that would point to harder pads, which in turn should create more rebounds.
     
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    On one hand the league is on a mission for more goals and let’s be honest goalie gear has gotten out of control over the last decade, but there’s a way to shrink the pads and not give up safety
     
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    Haha touche. But I mean really I kind of always assumed that goalies were expected to play with bruises.
     
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    It's been a while since I've had Gamecenter to watch old games, but my recollection was that a major difference between goalies then and now was you saw them trying to glove a lot more shots, since absorbing them with your body wasn't exactly ideal.
     
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    That, or many of the shots were low, so they could be stopped with the stick, or leg pads.
     
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    I like snows pads in 97
     
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    I think it's worth noting that a lot of shots that would hit standing leg pads would now hit belly on a butterfly G.
     
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    Would also think that shots are harder now. Just the improvements to sticks and training. Alone
     

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