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07-06-2012, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by artilector View Post
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..
There are too few teams that have real creativity in hockey anymore. The ice should be enlarged, the game is far more fun to watch on the big ice. Hits are overrated. Skill/passing is more thrilling IMO.

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