Was hockey better in the 80s?
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11-22-2012, 06:15 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
I'd probably say that the one bad thing about goalies now is that they're too protected. Lucic running Miller is pretty rare. Of course from a safety point of view they should be protected. But from the entertainment point of view....
I think the goalie interference penalties are too high. What I'd like to see is goalies having to fight more for the puck and their D being given permission by the ref to let a player have it if he showers or tries to run the goalie. The less stuff the refs have to settle the better.
One thing I don't miss from watching clips of old games though is the constant long and drawn out melees where it might just be a couple of actual fights bu it takes 10 minutes to sort out, fortunately that's more rare now.
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