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04-28-2012, 10:57 PM
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Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
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I think there are also too many fans who are WAY too nostalgic for the run and gun 80's. Back then you could get away with playing that style with the complete lack of defensive structure.
Also Stand up goalies who would constantly give up goals on slap shots from the outside.
Go back and watch some of those vintage games. Its almost comical.
If the league wants to improve scoring, widen the ice a little bit. Other than that, there is nothing they can do.
Yeah everyone waxes poetic about the 80s....I dont get it. The defense and goaltending back then was horrific. The goaltenders gave up soft goals all the time. The defensemen were out of position all the time. The Flyers-Pens series was a taste of that. While I enjoyed the physicality of that series, the defense and goaltending was a joke and to me took away from the quality of play.
Not to bash stars of that era....but if you put the stars of today back in the 80s, they would put up 150 point seasons every year too.
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