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01-20-2007, 04:33 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Danbury, CT
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If it were genuinely some anti-Bettman thing I might be interested. But after reading the site through, it seems to be recommending a series of rule changes to increase the "passion" in the game and restore a "North-American" mentality. I don't agree with a lot of the rule changes supported by the site (ending the shootout, letting goalies play pucks in corners, cut down on "pointless" obstruction calls), so I can't really get behind this. It's good to see people taking a passionate interest in the state of the game though, so I commend the guys at the site for that.
EDIT: for some reason, the board will not permit me from posting the URL. It's *http:*//hockey*fans*unite.com*, minus the ***, obviously.
Well, I can get behind ending the shootouts as I'd rather see the game end during play as opposed to a skills competition. Extending the OT to 10 minutes of 4 on 4 would see a reduction of ties.
I also think that goalies should be allowed to play the pucks in the corner. I like to have a goalie that is good with the stick and know's how to handle the puck, and I would go so far as to say that if they venture out of the crease that they are fair game in the hitting department as well.
Calling the game today as opposed to pre-lockout is something that I like, but there have been some really tick-tack penalties that don't disrupt the flow of the game that have been called that I'm not fond of.
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