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06-12-2008, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by zzoo View Post
I agree that more goals don't necessarily mean a better game. BUT let's say we have two very boring games, in one game the score is 1-0 whereas the other game is 6-4. Which one do you prefer ? Similarly, we have two excellent games, one game is 2-1, the other is 6-5. I prefer 6-5 game. How about you ?
The answer in both cases is "It depends". Low scoring games can be more exciting than high scoring ones and vice versa. The key is to have the variety. I don't want to see every game finish up 6-5 any more than I want to see every game finish up 2-1. By the early 2000s, we were dangerously close to the latter, and 6-5 games were very rare events. The first post-lockout year was great for variety of scores, but it's been backsliding.

So if the league needs to keep tweaking things to keep a healthy variety of game scores, I'm all for it.

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