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Ice Level: Should the NHL adopt bigger nets?

The lack of goalscoring in the NHL has been a topic of debate for years, but it might be reaching a breaking point. Should the NHL actually consider bringing in bigger nets?

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If the current level of scoring holds, this season will see the lowest number of goals per game in the NHL since the last season of the so-called dead puck era in 2003-04, just 4.98 goals per game. That's equivalent to the scoring level of the 1955-56 season, and people around the league are beginning to worry. They're worrying so much, that the idea of bigger nets has come back into the conversation. Is that something that is even reasonable? We talk to TSN goaltending analyst, and former NHL goalie Jamie McLennan to figure it out.

Sticking with the goalie question, Carey Price has been ruled out for yet another week, leaving Mike Condon to tend the nets for the Montreal Canadiens. Condon has been brilliant so far, but no one should expect his level of play to continue. Should fans begin to worry about how long Price could be out?

Finally, the Tampa Bay Lightning have lost a staggering 58.8% of their games this season, and although there have been some injuries for them to deal with, no one would have expected that kind of drop. What's going on there?

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