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    jjgold
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    Playoff Hockey Way to easy to score

    Not like it use to be where goals were rare

    Talent down

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    Talent down? If anything, the talent level is up. Also new rule changes have promoted scoring:

    1) Two-line pass
    2) Player protection = more penalties
    3) Puck Handling behind the net by goalies leads to transition
    4) Rule changes on goalie jersey size (Roy was infamous for this, wearing XXXL sweaters)

    Stick to sports you know, coach.

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    Goalies were awful in your era Gold. 80s and 90s anyone could score goals. Pads have gotten bigger though over time which has made it tough....I see what VI is trying to say but overall goals per game has dropped a bit since the lockout.

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    The game drastically changed when they took clutching and grabbing out of the game to cater to the American viewer who need goals to tune in. A true shame because it was a great game at one time, but like pretty much everything else, it was dropped down a notch to make the dumb fans happy.

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    Lots of good young players in the NHL now coming up through minors

    Talent up no question

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    jj enough with the hockey threads...come on, you thought Daniel Sedin played soccer

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    This clown has probably never watched a game in his life. If these teams played competition of years past they would obliterate them. Talent way up.

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    All guys do is take wide open shots at net

    Years ago you could not even get a clear shot on goal

    This is not too exciting..who has puck last

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckG View Post
    Goalies were awful in your era Gold. 80s and 90s anyone could score goals.
    Just look at a goalie in the 80's - he looks like a ref with an extra couple layers of sweats on.

    The 90's were home to 5-6 years of the trap..scoring fell off a cliff.

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    goalies left this year are below par

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    thats why i liked nash, Rinne was unconscious and thought they could upset vancouver but that was wishful thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by cankid View Post
    goalies left this year are below par

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    Gold quit making fcking threads that ppl made on Monday so that your little cult can chime in!! U bite off everyones stuff or what espn is going to talk about! If it wasnt for your videos and teeth noone would know who the fck u were!! Fish Head drives around in his Orange van with little chink kids and laughs at u the whole time!! Get a clue cue ball we r laughing at u not with u!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    All guys do is take wide open shots at net

    Years ago you could not even get a clear shot on goal

    This is not too exciting..who has puck last
    If it was low scoring you would complain even more

    The crowd definitely enjoys the extra scoring, it's good for the NHL and good for hockey

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