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11-13-2012, 07:28 PM
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With the declining entertainment value that is today's defense-oriented, gigantic goalie equipment game, it is no wonder people's passion for hockey has decreased. Throw in a lost season here and there and that kills a helluva lot of passion all at once.

I used to be glued to every single televised NHL game - couldn't get enough of it. These days, with many nights seeing a mind-numbing 2-1 game with little excitement, I typically don't even watch games not involving the Oilers. I will go out of my way to see Oiler games but even many of their games are snoozers.

The NHL needs to be like the NBA and recognize when entertainment value has been eroded. They added a 24 second clock because fans were tired of 18-17 games and basketball is much more popular these days. The NHL needs to address the defense and huge goalie equipment or risk an eroding fan base as well.

Oh yeah - and stop throwing away seasons.

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