Improving the NHL
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02-09-2004, 10:47 PM
Join Date: Sep 2002
two ways to make the nhl absolutely amazing (though they'll probably never happen):
1) get rid of commercials during periods - they break up the play and momentum and ruin the excitement. ever noticed how intense hockey gets when there isn't a whistle for 5 minutes? the problem is, after the whistle is blown, the music starts up at the bell centre, the red light goes on for the commercial break and they start blaring advertisements. hockey is a flow game, like soccer, keep the flow going and you'll have great games.
2) shorten the season to fifty games and have the playoffs end by mid april - the best hockey is played at the worst time. hockey is a winter game. something to keep us occupied during the long cold nights. imagine the playoffs started now! i'd watch every bloody night. by may i'm running around the streets happy that spring is back. by then hockey is over, or at least it should be.
crazy suggestions, but they would work. the games would be more exciting and consequently the tv ratings would go up, which incidentally is what is really wrong with hockey, at least for the owners - 300 million americans would rather watch college football, college basketball, nfl football, nba basketball, ml baseball, tennis, pga golf, nascar, beach volleyball... etc...
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