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01-02-2004, 11:38 AM
Vlad The Impaler
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Originally Posted by tmg
The play is faster and more exciting more because (Sweden and Finland excepted) these players haven't been taught any sort of system, and because these youngsters frequently make mistakes (and mistakes = scoring chances). It's not the rules or the dimensions, it's the players and systems.
Indeed, this is largely because of this.

I can't believe some people can think changing the ice surface or a couple of rules will do the trick.

It won't.

Originally Posted by tmg
Move the IIHF rules into the NHL and you'll still have systems and far-less-mistake-prone defensive players

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