Let's stop all the talk about making the nets larger. That is absolutely ridiculous. Let's start by asking why so many shooters can't hit the net when they have a great scoring chance.
I have been watching hockey for about 40 years and never have I seen it as bad as it currently is. I see, on a nightly basis, many times where an NHLer has a great scoring chance with no one on him and all you hear is the loud bang as the puck hits the boards behind the net.
Hockey is a great game the way it is, making the nets larger is not the solution, practice hitting the nets we have is a much better answer than making a change to the net size, which hasn't been changed as long as I can remember.
Maybe expansion has created a lower talent level or less of a desire to practice the fundamentals.
James B. Savas, Ozark, Mo.