What if the NHL went to 4 on 4 permanently?
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01-02-2013, 09:22 PM
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I don't understand why this thread isn't closed.
Why would it be? Is it because the mere idea offends your purist sensibilities?
Look, even though I started this thread, I don't pretend I would prefer what's being proposed here. But that's because I'm a hockey purist, too! I don't
low scoring, defensively minded games with few shots on goal... at least if it's made up for by other aspects like fast skating, hard hitting, and so on.
But I think a lot of potential hockey fans are turned off by low scoring games, and that this is hurting the popularity of the game. And a lot of times a low scoring really
simply boring, this made more likely during the long grind of the regular season.
Going 4 on 4 would be an easy way to (probably) fix that. The potential loss of NHLPA jobs means it will almost certainly never happen, but the basic idea
still worthy of discussion.
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