I've been saying this for a long, long time, the NHL is boring to watch 90% of the time. It just is.
They've squeezed just about all the passion out of the game, they're trying to get rid of fighting and in their quest to rid the game of head shots and concussions, guys are less likely to go for a big hit now so it's basically just skating around, waiting for one team to make a mistake, a turnover or whatever, and the team that takes advantage of it will win most of the time, only a super goalie will change that and as has been mentioned, their friggin equipment is so big, it's very difficult to score anyway.
People like Regier just make it worse when they think they know what they're talking about and obviously don't. The NHL has definitely lost its way.
The golden age for the game was in the 1980's, loads of scoring, hitting, and fighting, you know, the stuff us moron fans want to see! What else is there? That's when the game was great, why wouldn't they go back to that?
It got stupid in the 90's and just before the last lockout when teams like New Jersey and Detroit would hook, hold, clutch, and grab their way to Stanley Cups and THAT was boring! Sorry if you're a fan of those teams but those were the worst cup finals I've ever watched until.......after the lockout! Then it just became trap, trap, trap, wait for a power play, wash, rinse, repeat.
Why wouldn't you want it to be like the 80's? Hotly contested, passionate, fun to watch. Just take out the bench clearing stuff which they already have and get rid of that retarded no fights in the last 5 minutes crap and you have yourself a passionate game where the goalies aren't the stars. Sorry, I don't want to watch a 1-0 or 2-1 game most of the time and see giant goalies with giant pads make save after save. Snore! Give me an 8-5 game with 7 fights!!
Rant off. The NHL is so out of touch with what we really want to see.
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