At the end of the day, getting around the restrictions in too easy. Unless the NHL moves to something like one company makes the same pads for every goalie and they are exact cookie cutters of each other, but tailored to each goalie's individual size, guys are going to find a way to skirt around the restrictions. "Take an inch from the cuff of my glove? Ok, I'm moving that inch into the catching web until you tell me I can't six years from now." "My pads can only be 11 inches wide? Whatevs, I'll just add an inch to my thigh risers."
Chest and arm protectors and pants are honestly the biggest problems, in my opinion. Chest protectors do not need to come up at the shoulders. There was a picture of Craig Anderson where his top line of his chest protector was basically at his ears. I always added an addition roll of padding to the sternum plate in the front and never touched the shoulder rolls. Pucks off the shoulders are typically deflected off anyway. Sternum shots? That's all me in there, baby. Pants are also borderline ridiculous. Guys want to move inside their pants. Think of Fleury's down, load, and push. His torso twists inside the pants. The pants do not rotate or turn with him. Trim those puppies down.
Side note: whoever originally stirred up this Kool Aid that more goals = more engaging hockey needs a swift kick to the teeth.