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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:58 pm

BigMusky wrote:I think that if the Hockey moved its season from the end of Basketball to the beginning part of baseball that it would do much better. Then they could get rid of the WNBA. ;-D

I think hockey would do much better if its playoffs weren't twice as long as its regular season. Well, that's how they feel, at least.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:04 pm

Tag up rule ;-D
No red line ;-D ;-D
Smaller goalie equipment ;-D ;-D ;-D

They are testing them all out now at a camp where they are playing simulated games with the new rules and the crazy new net.

The one rule that I really would like to see tried out is full time 4 on 4. That would really open up the offence and kill the NZ trap.

The NHL is the only major sport not to undergo any major rule changes in the past 50 years. Every other sport has adapted to the better conditioned athlete and the new technology in their sport except for hockey and IMO the game has stagnated and gotten a little boring. Don't get me wrong hockey still kicks butt and the the best spectator sport in the world but the NHL is starting to suck.
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Postby RyanK » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:17 pm

Im glad they brought back the tag up, in a way it helps get rid of the trap, they cant clog the blue line to get a whistle.

What i think really needs to happen is a contraction, too many teams are in places that just dont draw fans, be it lack of marketing, poor managment, bad team, or just location.

The NHL definatly needs to market its self more, you see faimiliar baseball and football players on tv alot, why not get Jeremy Roenick, Lemuiex, Sakic out doing commercials and things like that.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:27 pm

Being a Canadian I could care less about the NHL growing, marketing and being popular in the States.

I don't care if a few teams contract and Roenick never gets his own breakfast cereal. I just want to see the game open up a little more with more skating and playmaking and less obstruction.
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Postby Phatferd » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:31 pm

I am a big time hockey fan and am a traditionalist, however, I think these new rules need to occur. Let's face it, no one likes hockey and in order to get the casual fan to watch, they need to market it for them.

In the 80s the NBA introduced the 3 point line and people were up in arms, now nobody thinks about it and it is just a part of the game. Same with the 24 second clock.

In baseball they raised the mound after Bob Gibson dominated. People were upset then, but now its just another thing, nobody cares. The DH rule, well I dont think I can say people ignore this part of the game :-° .

The point is, in 10 years people won't even remember what it was like before and will enjoy the sport for what it is.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:46 pm

wrveres wrote:what is the NHL?


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Postby Yoda » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:05 pm

I agree red line must go. I also vote for a bigger net. Players are bigger, goalies are bigger, equipment is bigger
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:06 pm

The problem with the NBA is that they don't enforce the rules correctly. IMO there's nothing wrong with the rules themselves.

I don't agree with the NBA comparisons for these rule changes. I want the game to open up more and be played at a faster pace. These changes seem like a move in the right direction.

And I'm all for shootouts. I hate ties. If I had it my way they'd just keep playing sudden death OTs. }:-)
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Postby Madison » Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:09 pm

Amazinz wrote:And I'm all for shootouts. I hate ties. If I had it my way they'd just keep playing sudden death OTs. }:-)


That's probably the biggest reason I don't watch hockey. I hate tie games. :-/

If they do away with that, I might actually start watching.......that is, if there ever is hockey again. :-b
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Postby wrveres » Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:15 pm

you know what cracks me up about hockey?

Is that Tampa Bay is still the world champs ...

Tampa fricking Bay.

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