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11-26-2012, 12:08 PM
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Watching Preds vs Rangers from 2000... it's amazing even in just 12 years how much more awareness the players have on ice now, especially the bottom line players, the positioning and decision making are all much better today. I think that has a lot more to do with decreased scoring than the size of players and the defensive systems. The game of years past was more geared toward individual player skill and being able to make more plays to beat your opponent. Today the game is more of a ping pong contest and wait for the other team to make a mistake.

Just a little observation on the evolution of the game.

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