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ROUNDTABLE SURVEY RESULTS -- GOALTENDING

Wednesday, 01.09.2008 / 11:19 AM / News
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ROUNDTABLE SURVEY RESULTS -- GOALTENDING

Questions and Responses

What do you think is the biggest issue with the game today?
Goaltender equipment (11.2%, 164)
Size of Goals (2.7%, 39)
Officiating Standard (39.5%, 577)
Neutral Zone Trap (24.1%, 352)
Lack of Fighting (12.0%, 176)
None of the Above (10.5%,153)

Should goaltending equipment be decreased?
Yes (40.7%, 623)
No (59.3%, 909)

If yes to previous question, what pieces of equipment should be decreased?

Leg Pads (74.9%, 526)
Chest Protector (37.2%, 261)
Glove (39.6%, 278)
Blocker (27.2%, 191)
Stick (4.8%, 34)

Which best describes your favorite type of game?

Physical Play (21.5%, 329)
High Scoring (13.3%, 203)
Goaltender Battle (12.4%, 189)
End-to-End Skating (42.7%, 654)

Lead Changes (10.1%,155)

How many average goals per game would you like to see?
1 per team (0.5%, 8)
2 per team (10.1%, 155)
3 per team (53.3%, 820)
4 per team (28.1%, 432)
5 per team (8.0%,123)

A goaltender shouln't be allowed to freeze the puck or otherwise stop play during even strength:
Strongly Agree (3.4%, 52)
Agree (8.1%, 125)
Indifferent (11.5%, 177)
Disagree (35.2%, 541)
Strongly Disagree (41.7%, 640)

Zone defense, or "the trap," should be banned or otherwise regulated:
Strongly Agree (21.1%, 323)
Agree (22.9%, 351)
Indifferent (19.9%, 305)
Disagree (19.6%, 300)
Strongly Disagree (16.5%, 253)

The size of the nets should be increased:
Strongly Agree (3.5%, 53)
Agree (9.3%, 142)
Indifferent (16.8%, 258)
Disagree (28.1%, 431)
Strongly Disagree (42.3%, 648)

Teams you Like to Watch:
Rank the following five teams from the one you most like to watch to the one you least like to watch. Base your designations strictly on style of play. You should you use each number only once:

Boston Bruins: (1st - 15.8%, 2nd - 15.6%, 3rd - 20.7%, 4th - 23.1%, 5th - 24.9%)
Carolina Hurricanes: (1st - 14.8%, 2nd - 20.6%, 3rd - 26.3%, 4th - 21.7%, 5th - 16.6%)
New Jersey Devils: (1st - 20.2%, 2nd - 15.2%, 3rd - 17.3%, 4th - 16.5%, 5th - 30.9%)
Ottawa Senators: (1st - 46.2%, 2nd - 16.5%, 3rd - 9.8%, 4th 10.3%, 5th - 17.2%)
Tampa Bay Lightning: (1st - 19.6%, 2nd - 24.8%, 3rd - 21.2%, 4th - 14.0%, 5th 20.3%)


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