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12-06-2010, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by lazerbullet View Post
Just a small note.

I remember that J. Lemaire (it was probably his last year as Minnesota's coach) gave an interview to Detroit's radio. He said that nowadays it's a lot harder to play for the guys. You have to give 100% every night to just make the playoffs. And that's the case for almost any team. In his days you could often take a night off against some weaker teams. Other lines on your team would do the job anyway.

Seriously... hockey is as competitive as it has ever been.
More competitive for sure but the arguments saying this is because the league is more talented now is not an accurate assessment imo.

I maintain that the speed of the game dilutes the talent level and the league is not more talented now, the talent is just spread around more evenly that it was in previous "era's".

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