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11-22-2012, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogopogo View Post
Hockey was more exciting back then.

The modern game is grinding out the entertainment value with too much defensive philosophy and too large goalie equipment. What are called scoring chances many times really aren't - most shots have no chance with the size of the goalie equipment.

In the 80s, there were more legitimate scoring chances and goalies had to have great reflexes to make saves. Today they are robots, letting the puck hit them much of the time.
Thank You. When will the NHL do something about the ridiculous size of goalie equipment. Bernie parent took up about a third of the net. Make them actually make a save instead of just blocking the puck by taking up the whole net.

From a marketing standpoint look what happens when a goal is scored, fans leap out of their seats. Why wouldn't you want more of that? The other 3 sports leagues understand this quite well. Smarten up NHL.

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