Being Too Defensive

“A goalie’s glove, as in baseball, began as something closer to an actual “glove,” and followed the contours of a hand. A leg pad followed the contours of a leg. Both were introduced to take away at least some of the sting of a catch or a block. The popularization of the slap shot in the 1960s, and the much lighter composite sticks that came later, changed all that. The goalie’s silhouette—for protection, of course—correspondingly ballooned. The size of the net has stayed the same.” The Atlantic: Hockey Has a Gigantic-Goalie Problem. Maybe they’ve been eating too many biscuits… (That’s a hockey pun, folks. No challenge is too great.)

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