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11-21-2011, 03:10 PM
Vito Andolini
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Originally Posted by 94now View Post
3. A system in sport is a method for less talented to defeat more talented. Due to its obsession with systems NHL has became the place where talent is constantly terrorised by mediocrity. It became the place where non-ordinary people are getting out either by injury or expelled by management that works hand-by-hand with media and the league (Lindros, Crosby, Avery as an examples). Those who want to stay in one piece stopped being a treat that attracts goons (LeCavalier, Ovechkin, Heatley , Thornton and many more) The end result - the product on the ice - is a boring struggle that is mixed with some random violence. It is not a sport at all, just hard work.
What does Crosby & Lindros have to do with your argument? Lindros was injured because he had a bad habit of skating with his head down & Crosby is the victim of...I don't know, bad luck?

Players have been getting hurt in this sport for a long time. Way before the increased emphasis on 'systems' came along.

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