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12-13-2012, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post

It shouldn't be. Soccer does everything backwards. It's popular because of the aesthetic of the game. It's a wonderful sport at its core. They call it "the beautiful game" for a reason.

That being said, the systems used in soccer are generally god awful and shouldn't be a model for the NHL. Unless of course you'd like to see aggregate scoring used in the NHL playoffs.
I agree that a lot of the ways soccer does things are ass backwards. But hockey is still more similar to soccer than any other sport, simply based on the fact they are based around getting the item in play into a goal behind a goalkeeper. And that it's really hard to do.

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