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02-10-2009, 08:17 PM
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New Hockey/Old Hockey

I like the new fast pace game, but I liked it when the games where more physical. I love checking and fighting and I think they help pump up the team and the fans, or when ever you stick up for your teammates. I really wish that the fighting and big big hits where not down after the lockout

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02-10-2009, 08:58 PM
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I loved the old-style of defensive hockey but I have to say that I like the speed post-lockout. I think there are still a lot of big hits and the cluth and grab is a welcome subtraction.

There is almost no hooking these days. I swear 90% of hooking calls are phantom.

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Those type of games still happen in the playoffs at least.

Look no further than pretty much our entire 07 series against Vancouver.

And a lot of the WCSF and WCF vs SJ/DET.

The ANA series was pretty much a wash with the Ducks taking ridiculous penalties.

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02-12-2009, 03:33 PM
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I like it better now, but I thought it was a pretty smooth transition after the lockout. People had a year to forget what NHL hockey was like and has become all about speed once every team learned that was the only way to play now. One of the reasons I think Buffalo was so good right after the lockout was that they were just faster than everyone else.
Like it was mentioned above, the playoffs still offer all the defensive struggles you could ask for.

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I like it better now, but I thought it was a pretty smooth transition after the lockout. People had a year to forget what NHL hockey was like and has become all about speed once every team learned that was the only way to play now.
I would concur that the emphasis on calling more penalties led to a faster game right out of the lockout, but it's almost gone back to where it was prior to the period.

So 'old' or 'new' hockey, I like 'em both just fine.

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I hated old hockey sometimes, it was just so boring. Not to mention the Stars were already boring as it is with their lack of offensive skill. I think hockey is better now, not with officiating, but the product on the ice is much better for me. I used to fall asleep during ESPN hockey games regularly, now that doesn't really happen.

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02-13-2009, 12:41 AM
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HD television has also really made a big difference, hockey is so much better in high definition

Also, I wonder how the current Stars team would match up against the '99 team, would be interesting to see Lehtinen, Modano, Zubov, and Sydor.

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It's not really that great of HD though. I'm pissed that HDNet didn't renew their contract with the NHL, best HD broadcast by far. Makes the other ones look like a joke.

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Yeah, some broadcasts are better than others. Sure beats RD either way.

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Interference and obstruction have made a bit of a comeback, but if you go back and watch pre-lockout games the difference is jarring when it comes to hooking and holding. Those things really have pretty much been excised from hockey, and it's a great thing.

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