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05-06-2004, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles
Some time after the Flyers-Leafs Game 6, John Buccigross started his NHL2Nite show by saying something to this effect "To all those who criticize the great game of hockey, first I want to say 'Shut up!' but I also want to show them that entire overtime and whta this game is about."

I thought that was well-said.
The problem is that every sport has their classic games. It's the quality of the games in between those great ones that is going to shape the overall impression of the sport, for better or worse. The fact that Toronto-Philadelphia played an outstanding game of hockey means little to criticism that the average regular season game is boring (note: I am not saying I agree with that opinion, just that Bucci's argument does little to deflate it).

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