Chicago Blackhawks’ goalie Corey Crawford will begin adjusting to new pads during training camp in a couple of weeks.
The NHL has reduced leg pads of their goaltenders by 55 percent of the distance between the center of their knee and pelvis to 45 percent.
“I lost two inches on my pads. It’s smaller, but it’s an adjustment you have to make. There’s no sense in getting mad or upset about it. The most it will impact is when you open up for those against-the-grain shots at the five hole. That’s what it’s probably going to take away the most.” Crawford said in an interview with the Miami Herald.
The Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks will open up their training camp at Notre Dame on September 12th as they prepare to defend their championship crown. All Blackhawks practies will be held at Comptom Family Arena on September 12th through the 15th before they return to the United Center on September 16th for the teams annual training camp festival.
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