Originally Posted by I like Boobs
I completely understand where you're coming from, I'm just so philosophically opposed to trap hockey that I'd like it eradicated. Hated it when Lemaire was doing it, hate seeing how it's evolved. Non pursuit, clog the zone, perimeter hockey isn't how the game was visualized or meant to be played.
I'm an ultra tradionalist in most ways though, I'm violently opposed to penalizing or suspending players that weren't given penalties during the game. That stuff creates rivalries.
I hear you. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I am in favor of the trap or I believe that all teams should play that way. I just don't believe that a team playing the trap necessarily translates to boring hockey. It really depends on the players on the team and the coaching philosophy.
I think one misconception many hockey people (including fans) make is the belief that more goal scoring is needed in order for the games to be more enjoyable. I don't think that is true at all. Just because a game finishes with a score of 9-7 doesn't mean it was entertaining. I've seen countless boring high scoring games. What a lot of games do lack though are scoring chances
. Goals don't equal entertainment. But many scoring chances and dare I say, mistakes
, lead to more entertainment.