If the NHL decides to go with bigger nets, one of its top goaltenders said Tuesday he won't be playing in the league anymore.
In a conference call Tuesday, Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo said he would retire if the league used bigger nets.
"If that day comes, I don't think you guys will be seeing me in the NHL," Luongo said.
Luongo said he would retire, even if the league made the nets bigger by just a few inches.
"I have no intentions of playing with bigger nets," Luongo said.
Although the notion of fundamentally changing the game by enlarging the current nets is opposed by many general managers, in the face of declining scoring, it has become a hot topic in the NHL.
Information from ESPN.com's Scott Burnside was used in this report.