Was hockey better in the 80s?
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11-11-2012, 04:34 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
The players in the 90s were a lot more interesting to me. More stars, Lindros, Bure, Sakic, Sundin, Forsberg, Mogilny, Fleury, Jagr, Naslund, Alfredsson, Modano, and I could go on, these players were a bit more fun to watch for me and you still had Yzerman or Messier or Gretzky. I'd say the best hockey to watch is between 92 or 93 and around 97 and then it all went dead puck (thanks NJ). The talent pool was also more diluted in the 80s cos of expansion while Europeans coming over filled the gap in the 90s and more American players.
The one thing I liked from the 80s was no ads on the boards and for some reason the puck is just easier to track when you don't have ads on the boards (I don't hate advertisements but I just found it to be the case with that one thing).
I'd also say that a good game from now is better than the avg game from the 80s but it's just that now with teams playing like Phx or STL and the way NHL clals are going it's going balls up or it could be even better now.
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