Where You Bored Of The NHL From 1976 to 1990?
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11-12-2012, 07:37 PM
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The NHL from 1975-76 to 1989-90 produced 5 Stanley Cup Champions and three great dynasties. The Candiens took 4 straight from 76 to 79 followed by the Islanders who also took 4 straight from 80 to 83. Then came the Oilers run of 5 cups in 7 season, which was interrupted by the Canadiens in 86 and the Flames in 89.
That being said, did it get boring having the the Canadiens, Islanders and Oilers continually win through out that span?? Are you happier with the league today and the lack of a dynastic team(s)?
The fact that certain teams won multiple championships was irrelevant - every team had equal opportunity at that time and that is what made the NHL great. Player salaries were something like 25% of revenues so all teams could compete and that is what makes a pro sports league great. When only a handful of teams can truly compete because of finances that makes a league boring.
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