This guy would benefit from losing the trapezoid. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

OHL And QMJHL Eliminating The Trapezoid. Is The NHL Next?

I don’t have a link to this story other than former NHL goalie (and current analyst) Greg Millen.

If the trapezoid goes, count me in.

Please recall way back in 2005 (hilariously enough, after the last lockout) when the trapezoid was introduced behind the goal line.  The trapezoid was a cute idea to keep goaltenders who were excellent puck-handlers from being able to handle the puck near the corners of the rink. The idea was that if the goaltender was restricted from playing the puck in the corners, scoring would go up.

And it’s a stupid rule.

The last thing the NHL should do is keep players that have pure talents from playing their game.  Martin Brodeur is an excellent example of a goaltender with great puck handling skills.  Let Brodeur play his game.

It pleases me very much to hear the Ontario Hockey League is going to get rid of this rule.  The QMJHL has also announced that they’ve shot the trapezoid down in a fiery ball.  Good for them.

Maybe when we see hockey again someday, the NHL will follow suit.

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