Just look at this forum. there are or where thousands of members. But most are gone now and maybe 40-50 ever post anymore. Mods feel free to add traffic numbers to this.
I used to look forward to watching the RW's on TV-man I miss gary thorne but that is a side issue, now I fall asleep half of the time. This team is boring as hell to watch. Some of the best games the past few years are when the west coast teams hook up. Kings-Ducks-Sharks. All are big, fast, physical, and have as much skill as anyone does. Which brings me to college hockey. I am a huge Michigan fan and I never watch college hockey. It is boring. Always has been. On the West side of the state, we have/had the same issue with the Griffins. Going to the VA to watch a game can and will involve sleeping. Boring games where no one touches each other, an arena that is overly PC, and a crowd that largely is there for something to do before they hit the bars downtown. Games at LC Walker in Muskegon have always been more fun.
Long story short in the game has lost something. some of it is the fact the RW's are not a dominate team anymore and we are effected by that. But the game itself isn't the same.
Get rid of the points all together. Every game has a winner and loser, so just go back to tracking wins and loses. So simple.......
Years ago I used to look forward to Red Wing games on Sportschannel, and ESPN.
Maybe it was because there were so few games for those living outside of Michigan who could watch when they were on national tv, but maybe I looked forward to these games for the excitement that they brought as well (now I'm spoiled with DirecTV, and the Center Ice package).
I honestly don't have the enthusiasm as I did years ago, and truth be told much of it lies within the fact that I find this team a bit dry...Up until the recent dismantling - the Bruins for the better portion of 3 seasons were 1 of the more entertaining teams to watch since they reminded me of our Wings from years ago...It also helps that I find Jack Edwards an entertaining 'homer'.
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