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Friday, March 22, 2013
Crawford: Small pads not the answer

By Scott Powers

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford said Friday he doesn't think the recent proposal to shrink the goalie's equipment would make the NHL any more exciting.

"Honestly, I don't think it's really how many goals are scored that makes the game exciting," Crawford said after practice on Friday. "I think it's the speed and skill, the passing. I think as long as the game is fast, it'll be exciting. If we get 10-8 hockey games, doesn't mean it's going to be an exciting game. Just got to make sure the refs call the hooking and holding penalties and just let the speed of the game continue."

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