They say the first step is admitting you have a problem.
Today in Toronto, NHL general managers met and discussed ways to increase scoring.
Bigger nets have not been ruled out as a future solution, according to league executive Colin Campbell.
NHL teams are currently averaging 2.48 goals per game. That’s only slightly above the 2.46 level of 2003-04, the lowest-scoring season of the modern era.
Though Campbell didn’t rule out making the nets bigger in the future, it’s unlikely that such a move would be made anytime soon. Cutting down the goaltenders’ equipment is generally seen as a more realistic first step.