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11-30-2012, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by piqued View Post
It's not just about the scoreboard, although I think in general more goals is preferable to less goals. It's about the style of play and how many legitimate scoring chances there are in each game.

Defense does not equate to clutch and grab. It's perfectly possible to play masterful defense, and to appreciate watching that defense, without doing any of that. Is Sheldon Souray going 2 strides out of his lane to interfere with a forechecker great defense? Is Brenden Morrow reaching out to hook the faster puck-carrier great defense?
In the older generations of the game? Certainly.

Hockey used to be about being tough and gritty. It doesn't matter if the current rules now outlaw that stuff. That's how it used to be, and people loved it.

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