I hope Bettman is watching the WJC
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12-26-2003, 07:36 PM
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Ottawa (Go 'Nucks)
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The idea when they took it out was to speed up the game.... I think they figured that the tagging up was eating up the clock.
No, that's not it. They took it out to get rid of the godawful "dump it in, dump it out" hockey that we were seeing. No skill, no passing whatsoever. As soon as a dman gets the puck, he fires it off the glass and out of the zone. The other team intercepts the puck, and same thing, fires it off the glass and back into the zone.
I like the current system. You get the ocassional offside, but in exchange, get far more passing and play buildup in the neutral zone.
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