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05-21-2013, 09:49 PM
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Nac Mac Feegle
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
I think all 3 of those defensemen are/will be good players.

Unfortunately, I think large portions of the fanbase overrated all of them, which is part of the problem. Is it the coach limiting their ability, or is it that they're good - but not great - players?

In regards to "pre-2 lockouts ago," who cares? People love to push this false narrative that the game has revolutionized in the last decade. It really hasnt.
We had the largest player turnover in NHL history for the 2 seasons after the '04 lockout. Opening up the game and showcasing skill over slow-foot brawn killed the careers of over 200 players in 2 years.

Scoring went up dramatically, goalie techniques had to evolve, old system like the trap had to change dramatically or be scrapped entirely...

Watch a game from 1995-2004 and a game from 2006-2012 and it's worlds apart.

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