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07-06-2012, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Ibi View Post
Semin is the type of player that make you interested in the sport, it is just sad to see that grinding all game long is deemed more effective nowadays.
Well if you watched that interview with C.Johansson on Caps video, he said exactly that -- he fears that size & speed of today's players is making creativity secondary.

And I agree with that -- I can't really watch non-Game-7 playoff hockey that doesn't involve the Caps, even other teams that I like, while there's a ton of sports where I can thoroughly enjoy pretty random games.

What's interesting is that soccer also seemed to me headed that way somewhat, and suddenly Barcelona & Spain arrived and changed everything. Though it's hard to see a comparable phenomenon come about in hockey..

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