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What is your ideal Goals For Per Game?

View Poll Results: Ideal amount of goals per game?
1-3 (soccer scores) 3 3.57%
4-5 (dead puck era scores) 32 38.10%
6-7 35 41.67%
8-9 (80s scores) 11 13.10%
10+ (closer to lacrosse scores) 3 3.57%
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06-08-2013, 02:14 PM
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What is your ideal Goals For Per Game?

With all the talk about how the NHL is having a lot of soccer scores this playoffs (2-1, 1-0) making for some boring hockey, unless you are a fan of the team that is winning (although not always, such as game 3 in the Bruins-Pens series) what is your ideal amount of goals for per game in both the the playoffs and regular season (if your ideal score differs between the two average them out).

Me personally:
Since I'm an Oilers fan and the Oilers game pretty much relies on skill, I'd like to go back to near 80s goal scoring totals. I feel that the game should be more about skill and focusing on scoring goals rather than solid defense and focusing on stopping goals. I can appreciate the amount of work hockey players go through and the pain they go through blocking shots and stopping plays but I can't always find the entertainment value in all these defensive system games. After all, the whole point of professional hockey is entertainment and I'm sure that hockey would be a more popular sport if the scores were 5-4 rather than 2-1 every night. Now I am aware that sometimes a 2-1 game can be more entertaining than a 5-4 game, but on average there is usually more entertainment in a higher scoring game.


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I prefer low-scoring games where every goal is that much bigger and guys are giving up their bodies for the team to stop the opposition from scoring.

One of the reasons I'm a hockey fan and not an NBA fan is because hockey is about the team rather than the 1 superstar on the team. I'm a huge fan of guys like Barrett Jackman and Vladimir Sobotka whose effort doesn't really show up on a box score.

This may not sound fair, but the people who can't find the entertainment and appreciation for the defensive side of the game I feel are missing out and don't truly appreciate the game of hockey and are better off watching the All Star game or highlight videos on the NHLN because that's all it seems they are watching for anyway.

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weren't people wanting less offense in the Oilers heyday? The rationale being fewer goals equals a higher probability of a close game;

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weren't people wanting less offense in the Oilers heyday? The rationale being fewer goals equals a higher probability of a close game;
True, but another way of looking at it is that there is a higher chance of comebacks if it is a higher scoring league. In today's NHL if there is a 3 goal lead it is pretty much game over but in the 80s if it was 4-1 there was always a chance the other team could come back and win 5-4, or even 6-5.

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True, but another way of looking at it is that there is a higher chance of comebacks if it is a higher scoring league. In today's NHL if there is a 3 goal lead it is pretty much game over but in the 80s if it was 4-1 there was always a chance the other team could come back and win 5-4, or even 6-5.
I've heard this argument a lot and my reasoning is if you have a 4-1 lead and blow it, you aren't playing good hockey, which is what I assume we all want.

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I think 3-2 games typically have the best product on the ice, so 5 goals for me.

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What about 5-6 GPG?

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Where is the "I don't care and will watch no matter what" option?

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Where is the "I don't care and will watch no matter what" option?
These. I'd think 5-6 is ideal but I could watch 0-0 or 10-10 any day of the week if it's good hockey.

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I misunderstood... Voted for 1-3 thinking it was per team. Would have liked to vote 4-5.

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3-4, but theres no option for that. So 4-5

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Goals for per game is a pointless measure to me. I can enjoy a 1-0 game just much as a 7-6 game, given that the scoring chances were in comparable amounts. There's nothing wrong with a low scoring game where the goalies are standing on their head.

Funny how this comes up with hockey fans so often. When I see a 2-1 game in baseball, I don't hear baseball fans say its boring, but rather a good old pitcher's dual.

Use scoring chances as the barometer, not goals.

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With all the talk about how the NHL is having a lot of soccer scores this playoffs (2-1, 1-0) making for some boring hockey, unless you are a fan of the team that is winning (although not always, such as game 3 in the Bruins-Pens series) what is your ideal amount of goals for per game in both the the playoffs and regular season (if your ideal score differs between the two average them out).

Me personally:
Since I'm an Oilers fan and the Oilers game pretty much relies on skill, I'd like to go back to near 80s goal scoring totals. I feel that the game should be more about skill and focusing on scoring goals rather than solid defense and focusing on stopping goals. I can appreciate the amount of work hockey players go through and the pain they go through blocking shots and stopping plays but I can't always find the entertainment value in all these defensive system games. After all, the whole point of professional hockey is entertainment and I'm sure that hockey would be a more popular sport if the scores were 5-4 rather than 2-1 every night. Now I am aware that sometimes a 2-1 game can be more entertaining than a 5-4 game, but on average there is usually more entertainment in a higher scoring game.
I agree in hockey these 2-1 games are boring. Scoring goals is exciting but the 80s was not the best times for hockey in my opinion. More like early 90s

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Goals for per game is a pointless measure to me. I can enjoy a 1-0 game just much as a 7-6 game, given that the scoring chances were in comparable amounts. There's nothing wrong with a low scoring game where the goalies are standing on their head.

Funny how this comes up with hockey fans so often. When I see a 2-1 game in baseball, I don't hear baseball fans say its boring, but rather a good old pitcher's dual.

Use scoring chances as the barometer, not goals.
well that should be obvious, but over the course of a whole season, the goals per game should be indicative for the amount of scoring chances there have been. I mean on a one game basis a 1-0 game can have more chances than a 4-3 one, but not over a larger sample size...

I'd say 6-7 goals sound good. More games being 5-4 or more spectacles, but few enough to keep them special.

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5-6 is ideal

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4-5 or 6-7. That's more then enough.

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5-6. You didn't have what I would feel is good, so I didn't feel I could choose.

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