Wings Legace believes the season is off
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11-26-2004, 06:49 PM
Join Date: Jun 2004
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there is a bigger dropoff in talent from the NFL to nonNFL players than there is from the NHL to nonNHL players. Sure more kids play football but its very prohibitive. How many 300 plus pounders can move with the speed and power a lineman needs to? How many 6'1" 200 pounders not in the nfl already can run a 4.3 40? In hockey its been proved that smaller guys can be effective...they cant in football.
basically the replacement nflers are a much bigger dropoff in talent and therefore the game was hurt more than the nhl would be
For sure the football was terrible for those 3 weeks in 1987. But I don't think the dropoff in talent has anything to do with attendance. the people saw the replacment players as frauds in the NFL. Hockey fans will see the same thing.
You have to remember that the league isn't going to do anything to make you or me happy. They know(or at least assume) we'll watch, and for the most part, they're right. But I fail to see how people who don't watch now are suddenly going to pay to watch replacment players no matter what their talent level is.
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