Originally Posted by HordiBrusk29
Bull****. That myth was debunked after the lockout in 04-05. Of course the league assumed calling more penalties would translate to more scoring (long term) and that didn't happen. All that did was make people bitch and complain about how many soft penalties were being called. Penalty killing and systematic play is just too good for power plays to have that much of a significant impact. Furthermore, why anybody thinks fans want to see more PP's and specialty teams play is beyond me. When is the last time you heard somebody complain about a game because there weren't enough power plays? Never, because it doesn't happen. These imbeciles have no idea what the hell they are doing. And they are obviously way out of touch with what the fans really want to see.
I honestly complain when I am watching a junior game and its all 5 on 4...even if its my home team who is continually on the advantage. In fact, the only sporting event I have ever left early is a hockey game in which there must have totaled only about 10 minutes of 5 on 5 in the first 2 periods.