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07-14-2005, 11:25 PM
Brooklyn Ranger
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Originally Posted by zacn
Is it just me or does shortening the season just mean watching less hockey? I have heard so many people mention how great it would be to shorten the season but I just want to watch games and if they could play 162 games a year and still actually perform, I'd be all for it.
That's the problem--players who play too many minutes can't perform as well. And there's so much travel time that has to be factored in as well. Beyond exhausting the players (and coaches for that matter), it means that there is very little practice time available. The emphasis is on grinding it out, rather than skill and teamwork.

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