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NHL could test shallow nets as soon as preseason

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TORONTO (AP) - Nets used in NHL games could be changing as soon as this season.

While the size of the nets isn't going to be altered, the depth is likely to undergo a makeover. After using a shallower model over two days at the research and development camp, NHL executive Brendan Shanahan indicated that the new nets might be tested during the preseason.

The new design is 40 inches deep as opposed to the traditional 44 inches. It also features a clear plastic strip along the top, thinner mesh and a built-in high definition camera - changes intended to make video review decisions easier.

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