And I agree that today’s NHL is a lot more entertaining than most of what I’ve seen of ’80s NHL. I mean, the players SUCKED in the ’80’s. Yeah, you had the Oilers and some other great groups of players, but for the most part? The Wild could probably have an outside shot of the Cup playing against that sorry lot of teams. The goalies were awful, and so were the defensemen. Which is why the Oilers were so offensively high powered; they could win 10-3 every other game b/c they played some team whose 3rd d-pairing didn’t know which skate goes on which foot.
I agree the game would be better w/o obstruction…but I don’t see anyway to eliminate it w/o creating worse problems.]]>