GMs discuss ways to increase scoring, bigger nets not ruled out

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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.

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