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08-12-2012, 02:51 PM
Ziggy Stardust
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Originally Posted by Johnny Engine View Post
In other words, a league that ended each game with one team winning and the other team not (and occasionally, both teams tying) ended with half of he teams having more wins than losses? Amazing coincidence there.

More teams with inflated records is not what parity is, and I wish that those responsible for setting up the current system would stop insulting its fans ability to do basic math.
In 1992-93, 16 of the leagues 24 teams finished with a record above .500. In 1993-94, 15 of 26 teams were above .500 (remember, they introduced two new expansions teams that season in Anaheim and Florida, and the Panthers were near .500).

So much for your theory. The quality of hockey during the lockout season was terrible. Go revisit the games from that season and see for yourself. So many players showed up out of shape and relied on clutching and grabbing. The sport was in much better shape prior to the lockout. Not that it didn't have its fair amount of infractions and obstructions happening, but there was a drop off in entertainment when the league resumed play in '95.

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