IIHF allowing oversized equipment in Turin Games

During a meeting in Portugal between the National Hockey League, NHL Players’ Association and International Ice Hockey Federation, it became clear the international hockey stage is not ready for all of the changes adopted by the NHL.

NHL deputy commissioner, Bill Daly tells Sportsnet the IIHF will stick to its goalie equipment sizing standards, meaning the majority of goalies who will be playing in the Olympics will be faced with having to make decision whether to change their equipment and “upsize” just for the Games in Turin 2006.


What a way to screw up the goalies. They will be used to the smaller, lighter equipment. This equipment sizing leads to a bigger problem. The NHL and the IIHF/the rest of the world are basically breaking apart. I’d like your feedback on the two powerful entities breaking apart slowly.