The Hockey World Turns Up the Heat V
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11-30-2012, 10:18 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin, TX
With more and more rules we're turning into another NBA. Half of the people in the stands now can't even keep up with all the rules that are in place. Trying to explain hockey to somebody who has never seen it before takes the whole damn game now. It used to just be "Well there's icing, offsides, two-line passing, and you cant elbow somebody, hit them when they don't have the puck, or slash their wrists/ankles violently."
Tugging and pulling was believe it or not an integral part to the sport. Coaches would train you on how to do it properly so you don't injure the opposing player. The respect was there, and the players policed it themselves.
Can't handle being hooked while you have the puck in one of the worlds most contact sports? It's clearly not for you then. Don't like being slashed because it hurts? Sorry, but this is hockey and it's how we play. Maybe you should get stronger so you don't put yourself in those situations?
Peter Forsberg is the greatest example ever for all of this. This is a warriors sport, not basketball.
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