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12-12-2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Greyhounds View Post
In 1918 the season was 22 games. As late as 1942, the season was 48 games. Up to 1946, it was 50 games. Then it started to rise to current number of games, from 60, 70, even more, and eventually 82.

http://www.puckreport.com/2009/07/nh...on-length.html

There's no magic number to indicate how long a season should be. As long as the guys have played enough to be at the top of their game when playoffs start, I'm happy.
This. And you can bet your ass that any time the number of games has been increased it has been with ticket sales in mind and not to "preserve the integrity of the game".

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