What if the NHL went to 4 on 4 permanently?
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01-02-2013, 09:51 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: British Columbia
Originally Posted by
Hot Water Bottle
I'd support 4-on-4 play because today's hockey players are huge, fast cyborgs compared to the players of decades ago. The profile of a typical hockey player has changed and the rules have not. Basically, 4 of today's players fill up as much space as 5 of yesterday's players.
Yeah and the purists here don't want to discuss that.
The game is
the same as when Bobby Orr could do so many end to end rushes through entire teams and score.
Nowadays, the lower end players are closer to the top end ones due to massive conditioning improvements and "system above all" type play, that makes it tons harder for those kinds of fancy plays to occur.
It's just my personal opinion, but I think that's a bad thing....
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