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11-13-2012, 12:40 PM
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Kyle Doobas
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Originally Posted by DuklaNation View Post
My passion for the sport has slowly declined these past yrs even before this lockout. The game has gotten boring in their attempt to achieve perceived parity.
This. If there were any 'breaking point' for me, it wasn't when the lockout was announced, it was the NHL's subsequent "Message to the fans", in which they said, "competitive balance has created arguably the most meaningful regular season in pro sports; a different team has won the Stanley Cup every year."

I could just be reading into it too much, but the idea that having a different team winning the Cup every year is some sort of goal to strive towards, or an achievement to be proud of.... that's extremely off-putting. I mean, what's the ultimate goal here, then? To have talent spread so evenly across the league that the Stanley Cup winner is more or less determined by a dice-roll? That's much more boring to me than seeing the same elite team win it every year.

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