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12-26-2003, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Biggest Canuck Fan
What I saw was the fact the kids were trying to win, not tie games.
So far through 4 games, the only game that wasn't a shutout blowout ended in a tie. There wasn't a one-goal game, there wasn't even a two-goal game. The gamewinning goal was always scored so early that the decision of 'trying to win' never had to be made in the third period (except in the one game that neither side won).

Two 8-0 games, and one 3-0 game that would have been 8-0 had the losing team's goalie not been the player's best game (and the game's best player). And one 2-2 draw.

Is this what the NHL needs? Games that aren't even close, more shutouts, and still more ties?

People will grab on to anything to demonstrate what would make the NHL 'better' - even if it exhibits all the hallmarks of the same things they usually complain about (tie games, not-close games, too many shutouts).

Last edited by tmg: 12-26-2003 at 12:10 PM.
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