Was hockey better in the 80s?
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11-15-2012, 03:35 PM
Conn Smythe Winner
Join Date: Aug 2012
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Yeah that Tampa/Philly performance was more or less a mockery. If anyone wants to know why the Lightning finished so low in the regular season last year than this is the main reason. You've got Stamkos, St. Louis and Lecavalier and you don't even bother forechecking? It made no sense.
I think another thing you have to notice is that teams seemed to make more of an attempt to score. They weren't scared as much in the 1980s or earlier. Watch the 1976 Canada Cup. Yes, that team was stacked to the tee. But at the same time they never dumped the puck in when they had it and why would they? Maybe a team so great was a bad example but you tried to score all the time and worried about defense when you didn't have the puck.
I've watched more than few Habs games from the '70s dynasty and I thought it was damn good hockey and extremely entertaining
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