''I guess the shooters will see a little more,'' St. Louis Blues goalie Patrick Lalime said this week. ''It's been a bit of an adjustment, but I don't think it will be that much of a factor.All together, the changes sound like a nightmare for goalies, but Marty Brodeur is not worried.
''I'm glad they didn't go for the bigger nets, which would have been a really big adjustment for us,'' he added.
''We'll get more shots, but I don't know if we'll get more quality shots,'' he said. ''Making the offensive zone bigger, with less space behind the net, is going to create a lot of space on the outside.Well, we shall see, we'll just have to see. Personally I think it's going to be a bigger and rockier adjustment for a lot of these goaltenders to make than they're admitting to now. But heck, like typical goalies they don't want shooters to know that.
''A good defensive team will play the house system, as they call it, and you'll get more shots - offensive players will get more time to make plays - but it will be hard to get good shots on net.
''We have to give it a chance,'' he added. ''I'm excited about all the changes the NHL made to make the game more exciting.''