While watching the Gophers beat Cornell, it reinforced my thoughts of how boring a product the pro' game had degenerated to. Private ownership of sport has only itself to blame. That's the reason for: the lock-out, too many teams, the high salaries, and the product on the ice. It all started going down-hill in the mid-70's when the league allowed the Flyers' broad-necked bullies to get away with their 'style' of play. From there it developed to over-expansion and the present-day trap with the inevitable boredom for fans and frustration by the skilled players such as Lemieux, Gretzky, etc. What a joy it is to watch the college kids playing the game the way Richard, Orr, Beliveau, Cournoyer, or Lemaire (odd, that one of the better skaters in the game became such an adherant, as a coach, of the trap) did. The owners' have only themselves to blame - they took a beautiful, fluid, and exciting game and gave us the present situation. My only regret for the college game is that there isn't a Stanley Cup play-off format - more than one game to determine the national champion.
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- Hockey, Blobakazeke, Mon, 28 Mar 2005 09:56:09
- Re: Hockey, jp, Tue, 29 Mar 2005 12:47:38
- Agreed, dparadis, Mon, 28 Mar 2005 19:32:06
- hear, hear, kaslop, Mon, 28 Mar 2005 11:53:32
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