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#1 frankgrimes

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

Personally for me there are lot of things:

 

- bench clearing line-brawls

- enforcers dealing with pests

- thrilling trade-dead-lines, 1 of July and draft day

- creative contracts

- hockey played like a mans game

- less diving

- less political bulls*** flooding into the game

- powerforwards not getting called for clean-checks

- hipchecks! what happened to them?

- bone crushing clean hitts

- less suits in the arenas+

- players playing without helmets

- rivalries fueled with pure hatred for the opponent

- stacked line-ups probably one of the worst parts about the new new NHL is that so many teams are almost equal save for a few superstars

 

Given all these things, it doesn't surprise me how fast my interest in the NHL (not the sport iself) is dwindling down quickly.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:23 AM

I tell ya, nostalgia ain't what it used to be ;)


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

Players being able to police themselves. That is what I really miss.
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#4 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

I agree with you on nearly all points except I do like the helmets and the game being faster.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:11 AM

The amount of diving that goes on in today's game is what irks me the most followed by the lack of consistent officiating.  



#6 F.Michael

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

Somehow I forsee this thread turning into another enforcer debate :lol:

 

On a serious note; I agree 100% with Grimey...As much as I want to see the Wings make the playoffs - with this team I'm very indifferent...Outside of a handful players on our roster I honestly could care less for this team...Back when I became a fan of  the Red Wings in the mid 80's they were no better than they are now, but at least they played like they had a pair dangling between their legs.

 

Again 97/98 teams >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>2008 team.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:53 AM

Having 6 or 7 players put up 300 PIM in a season

Goalies who don't play the butterfly style

Gary Thorne and Bill Clement

No shootouts

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:01 PM

Those darn goalie masks.  Gave a bad image to every self-respecting horror movie madman.  One guy puts one on, and the next thing you know, mass murderers have a bad reputation, not to mention the decrease in popularity of the name Jason.  Go bare like pre-Plante, dang it.

 

Seriously- I like helmets/masks because of the protection they provide, but I miss seeing the guys' hair flowing behind them like they were rock stars (Ron Duguay, anyone?) and I miss the way that they recognized that they were vulnerable.  They knew the difference between hurt and injure and played to hurt.

 

The game being faster has made it more dangerous, but maybe we've lost something with all this speed.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

I really miss quality teams.  I don't mind parity.  But I'd rather have a smaller league with stacked teams than a larger league with mediocre teams. It's too watered down. I don't like the 2 stars, 18 average ratio the league uses now.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

I miss owners not being able to spend what they want to in order to build their team & not having to hand over money to other owners who can't run their businesses successfully. 

 

 

Edit: Makes more sense that I miss Mr I not being able to spend how much he wants


Edited by ogreslayer, 21 April 2013 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

I miss looking at the standings in the paper and not seeing a "T" as a column heading.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

I miss Jwill, Boyd the Void and gillyfo!

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

I miss those two times I sat next to Kournikova at the Joe.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:55 PM

I miss Kocur the most. I liked it when the Wings could kick the shyte out of the other team if necessary.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

Actual sweaters.

No forward passing.

Goalies not being able to leave their feet.

The rover.


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#16 DeGraa55

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

Players being able to police themselves. That is what I really miss.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:35 PM


- stacked line-ups probably one of the worst parts about the new new NHL is that so many teams are almost equal save for a few superstars

I'm conflicted on this one.  On the one hand, watching teams like the 2002 Wings was fantastic.  On the other hand, does anybody else remember the mind-numbingly boring games against Chicago, St. Louis and Columbus for a few years?  And it was what, like 8 games with each of them each season?  We destroyed every one of them every time and it was REALLY hard to get excited about long stretches of the regular season.

 

I think that was actually just after the 2005 lockout that I'm referring to, before we actually saw the parity start to come about.  The Wings had 124 points that first season back and the next closest in our conference was 12 points back of us.

 

Oh right, and the thing I miss.  Steve Yzerman.


Edited by Zetts, 21 April 2013 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

I miss those two times I sat next to Kournikova at the Joe.

 

Pictures or it didn't happen.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

Is it too simple of me to just say Stevie Y?


 
 
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

 
Pictures or it didn't happen.


I spent all my $$ on Tickets and was rockin a motorola flip phone which predated the cAmera phone era.

Plus i was 27 and she was 17 so I felt a little greasy about the thoughts I was having in general.

Actually did small talk to her and her friend and they were drinking Daquries....at 17 in the joe:)





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