It's not just the goalie equipment getting bigger
I know it's no secret that NHL players have gotten bigger and bigger as time has gone on, but someone over at the NHL took the time to add up this year's numbers. It seems for this season, NHLers weigh more than ever.
No mention was made if Keith Tkachuk was the reason for the increase.
An NHL study of opening-night rosters came to the conclusion that the average weight of a player is 204.9 pounds this season, the heaviest since the league started keeping track in 1972-73.
It’s up from 204.6 pounds in 2003-04, 194.4 pounds in 1993-94, 189.1 pounds in 1983-84 and 184.5 pounds in 1972-73. The average player this season is six foot one, which has been the average height since 1994-95. The average was five foot 11 in 1972-73.
There's also no word on Tom Benjamin blaming this on Gary Bettman.