Hockey is no longer fun: From a true hockey hero
According to TSN.ca, oldtimer Guy Lafleur has said hockey is now boring, and guess what, I kind of agree. In an interview with TSN, he said that the game of NHL hockey is getting boringer and boringer, and the defensive part of the game is some to blame.
I think the trap started all of this “old timer-hockey boring” concept.
It was invented in the Europe elite leagues, and has spread through the NHL, but in a different way.
When the trap was first invented, it was an offensive trap, not a defensive trap.
It worked the same way as the defensive trap did, with one guy in the middle, one on the right, one on the left. Just that this time, they were headed up the ice.
We now know Europe isn’t to blame, because if anything, they were increasing excitement in the game by using the offensive trap, forcing more goals, better entertainment.
It reached North America, and sure enough, the NHL.
The coaches mis read it, and used it the opposite way, making it the opposite of excitement, boring.
Same thing, man in the middle, man on the right, man on the left, just that they are all headed back. One of the men on the wing will cut in, take the man, the middle takes the puck.
Therefore scoring has decreased, and we are to blame for it.
However I cannot really complain about how they will not stop, I mean, if it is rarely beatable if it is played well, then why would they think to stop?
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