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08-21-2011, 01:40 PM
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Goals are just a fraction of the picture though. What separates Pittsburgh and Toronto is just an overall better team, and better quality hockey, regardless of what numbers say.
I think in this league, if TEAMS so chose to score 5 goals a game, they would. Teams realize that's not how you win though. Could we score 5 goals a game if we altered the system? I have little doubt. Fact is, we are committed to playing the whole rink, and goal scoring suffers because of it.
The lack of goal scoring isn't the league, it's the teams and the systems they employ. I mean, Washington was scoring damn near 4 goals a game in 2009-10. That doesn't translate into winning though, regardless of if it is what you want to see or not.
Points taken, I just think there's an in between. I think playing solid hockey at both ends of the rink should always rue the day, but I don't think it's taboo to believe that this can all be done with a couple more goals being scored each game. I think it's the size of the rink, the goal pads, and yes the point system. Teams are just reacting to the factors that are out there. It's easier to play keep away and not take any chances because one mistake could mean the game. That sounds nice but it's actually only because.....broken record time......there aren't enough goals being scored.
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