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12-15-2012, 10:39 PM
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Capsized
Parity is a Disease
 
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Originally Posted by Butch 19 View Post
There's nothing mediocre about today's hockey. It's hard hitting and fast, and some of the best hockey I've ever seen. After the "rule changes" after the last lockout, the calling of obstruction and interference really opened up the game - speed meant something again.

Claiming that "mediocre hockey is a direct result of catering to sunbelt teams" is just sour grapes and/or making excuses for teams that lose in the playoffs.

The game has never been better.

So, Detroit is now "just another mediocre team among many mediocre teams?" yeah, that's a shame
There were many more years the Wings didn't win the cup pre cap than years they did. However guys like Forsberg and Federov were second line players in their prime. No team in the NHL has that much talent today. Every cup won since the cap has been a cheapened championship. That includes the Wings in 08. Every record set by a player or team is cheapened by rule changes designed to make them easier to achieve and should have an asterisk next to them. Parity by definition is anti competition. Sports are about competition. Your right though, it is fast and hard hitting which is evidenced by all the head injuries running rampant through the league.

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