Was hockey better in the 80s?
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11-12-2012, 11:11 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
I wasn't crazy about 80's hockey at the time but in retrospect it was more entertaining than the "dead puck" era, as others have mentioned.
It's easy for me to be nostalgic about
- no ads on boards or ice
- some players still helmetless
- goalies not wearing mega-equipment yet and goalies still playing standup style
- jerseys and uniforms still look more "traditional" without third jerseys, black-tinted colors and garish designs
- the lack of concussions
- easier to follow the game and be a fan of the entire league with fewer teams than today
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