I don't know how many of you read the latest THN .
But some of the stuff in the player poll is interesting.
90 players , 3 per team, polled.
Only 6 think the game is fine the way it is.
Some wouldn't even bring their own families to watch.
4 things , qoutes that I really liked.
Todd Simpson on the Instigator Rule - " Right now everyone just hacks and whacks and goes after the Stars. They wouldn't do that if they knew they were going to get the crap beat out of them. Everyone is a tough guy these days."
Bobby Holik on Contraction - " This is not going to be popular with the League or Union but there should be fewer teams. It would be a much better product if there were 24..."
Joe Juneau on outlawing the Trap - "I'd disallow players from skating backwards to the Red Line. Then there would be no way you could Trap. Prevent all 3 Forwards from skating backwards to the Red Line or even the defensive blueline. "
Bill Guerin on Obstruction - " Call it all regular season. Call it in the playoffs.Call it in overtime. Call it until people stop obstructing and it's no longer a regular part of the game . "
Me ?..I'm just happy the overwhelming majority polled feel that the game is in trouble as it's being played.
Now it's up to Bettman and the powers that be I guess.
Anahiem Mighty Kings....very nice WBC. I would be great to have "The Whale" back too.
When fans, players and owners know that there is a problem with the game, I hope it makes for a major overhaul. When the next CBA is signed please let it expire at the end of the stanley cup players that year. The Sept. deadline doens't make sense to me....