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blockski
03-26-2010, 11:25 PM
Ok. How many pucks this year in college hockey found the back of the net? And how many went through the net?

The glass isn't supposed to break from shots, either. But sometimes it does.

Sometimes it even happens twice in a period - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4f3qkhZa7M

Timothy A
03-26-2010, 11:29 PM
Years ago, the netting on the nets wasn't pulled so tight. If the netting was hung looser, you'd see the net itself move at least 6" or more when the puck hits it. It would then be obvious if the puck hits the netting. In addition, the puck would stay in the net much more often instead of flying out at half the speed of sound.

What is the reasoning for the tight netting anyway?

Blackheart
03-27-2010, 12:19 AM
Build the back of the net out of 3/4" plywood...that pucks not coming through there...

MinnesotaNorthStar
03-27-2010, 12:28 AM
Use the chainlink nets that are on outdoor rinks. :D

Bakunin
03-27-2010, 02:53 AM
Wait until one of the big boys (Michigan, Michigan St, Minnesota, BC, BU, etc.) gets screwed. We'll have a riot on our hands around here, and rightfully so.
It happened to MN against NMU in a regional game many years ago, and the Gophers wound up losing because of it.

pdt1081
03-27-2010, 02:59 PM
Years ago, the netting on the nets wasn't pulled so tight. If the netting was hung looser, you'd see the net itself move at least 6" or more when the puck hits it. It would then be obvious if the puck hits the netting. In addition, the puck would stay in the net much more often instead of flying out at half the speed of sound.

What is the reasoning for the tight netting anyway?

The nets are supposed to be tight enough that the puck doesn't lay on the back of the net. I'm not sure there is an easy fix to the problem. Loosen the nets and the puck stays in but lays on the back of the net. Or shrink the holes in the net which will make it more difficult to see in the net. Personally, I'd like to see the nets loosened up a bit.

thebrain
03-27-2010, 03:03 PM
Yeah, the New Jersey Nets are pretty terrible. I don't know what it'll take to fix them, I don't watch basketball.

Greyeagle
03-27-2010, 03:11 PM
Umm, early round NCAA playoff between UMN and NMU (?) it happened to the Gophs then. Shot one through the net and the refs and goal judge were the only ones in the building who didn't see it. :mad:

Correct, 1980 v. NMU. Aaron Broten shot IIRC.

RedFreak
03-27-2010, 03:16 PM
I saw this happen once at the Dane County Coliseum. Denver got screwed and it cost them the game. We were sure live that it had happened, and we went home and watched the WPT replay and sure enough, puck went through the net. In this case there was actually a broken twine in the net. We went down behind the net the next night and the hole was still there.

I agree, this should never happen. I can't believe it can't be addressed by a redesign of the net.

MadCityRich
03-27-2010, 03:45 PM
Brad May video upcoming here.

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Instead of netting, make the net "enclosure" out of that tempered glass that shatters. The goal judge can see the puck if it just skids on the ice into the net, and a blazing shot will not go through the "net", it will hit the glass "net" and shatter; then simply replace the cage!! That was easy.


;) * Before you guys hammer me, of course I'm kidding!*

Pet_Donkee
03-27-2010, 04:01 PM
Sense 2000 i think UNH has been the to NCAA's as much if not more than all those teams.

Chefvad
03-28-2010, 07:48 AM
Seems like with all the smart people out there, some Chinese factory could develop a net that would actually contain a puck. What is so hard about shrinking the holes? I don't think this would affect the field of vision for refs/judges/payers/fans.

Hammer
03-28-2010, 09:42 AM
Sense 2000 i think UNH has been the to NCAA's as much if not more than all those teams.

Uh, Michigan's at 20 years straight, and the meter's still running. And apparently we don't know what etc. means, either.