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01-03-2013, 11:13 AM
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True but its usually a garbage game that leads to less team play and more about just skating up and down the ice. Its a one and done game like tennis.
Well yeah, in a pickup context that's true, but it's still hockey.

The exact same criticism about reducing team play was made when they eliminated the rover. It took very little adjustment before teams figured out passing schemes with 1 fewer offensive player -- the difference was they had 1 fewer defender clogging up the middle of the ice, so they could move the puck into scoring position more effectively and the game became more attractive overall.

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