What the NHL player needs now is more heart sweet heart…

…may be not for some but for everyone.

Anyway sorry for the derivation of the Burt Backarack song, but I was watching Austin Powers in which he and/or Mike Myers song that song in all three of them. Although I personally don’t like it, the song just sticks in the head.

Anyways there is always some idea that someone has for creating more offense OR getting more fan support behind this sport… or just random ideas that would help the game.So after a little bit of brainstorming I think I have come up with a very good, and yet common idea amongst us fans.

Now there is a few ways that my idea could be implemented(… if I used that word correctly).

1. Shrink the number of games played in a regular season.

Here is the positives:

Less games means that each game is more important. There will be more time for resting thus giving the players more energy which makes for more exciting hockey!

WHY is it that rivalry games are more fun to watch? The players are more pumped for them and you can tell there is a lot more heart coming from the players.

And the cons:

Less games means less TV revenue and money from selling tickets. Less games means a much greater chance that (if this is still possible) of a player getting 50 goals. Its not happenning this year!

NOW that is a heck of a lot of negatives. So why doesn’t the NHL

2. Expand the legnth of a season? Why not instead of October 10 – April 5 (roughly) don’t they go September 25 – May 1? Then playoffs either get shrunk to best of 3, or 5 until the finals. or just make the entry draft july 1, and the FA the 7th of July. Then exhibition games start first week in September?

Also is it just me or is too much of something not necessarily a good thing? I got an ah ha moment when talking to a friend. I asked why not go to a shootout after a tied game?

He responded that a shootout/penalty shot would start to be like a “meh” its just another part of the game. It would not be as special because it would happen more often.

Could this also be true with players with a long schedule or playing the same team 6 times+ a year?

Anyways I’ll go back to laughing at Austin Powers, especially Goldmember. Am I the only one who caught…

Toronto the voted the best city in the world.

The Maple Leafs win the Stanly Cup.

…in the headlines after he caught Dr. Evil. Ah Mike Myers he is funny. Although the Leafs actually have one of the best chances at it with their aquisitions, and I have been to Toronto only twice, so I can’t judge.

Anyways, as always:

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