Seems like overtimes have ended a lot faster the last few years than I can ever remember.
The marathon overtime games of the past are fading away. About 10 years ago especially, there were multiple OT games seemingly every night.
I guess in one sense, this era of hockey brings more exciting back and forth OT's, hence the game ends faster. Ten years ago, there was more trapping and less chances, hence the games went on longer. Of course, there are still games from time to time that go multiple OT's (we already had one in these playoffs), but I'm noticing they're becoming more rare.
Personally, I miss seeing longer overtime games, especially when other teams are playing. Just seeing the grind and tear that long games have on the players adds to the playoff excitement. Goals in such games are so backbreaking for the team that loses them. Now, the games end before I can even sit down to watch the OT.
terrible statement, there were plenty of attempts to injure back in the day they just were more accepted and harder to follow through on, hockey is a tough sport and those who play it know this, it is just now morons who know nothing about the game and the extremely liberal hockey media are up in arms about any type of physicality.
Attempts to injure back then weren't what they are now.
Now everyone wants to jump up and hit someone in the head. Everyone is wearing helmets, yet concussions are rampant.
I just don't like how fighting is grouped together with cheap hits under the term "hockey violence". I don't think that's fair.
Anyone see when Keating interviewed Holmstrom after the loss last night? Keating pushed the question about his future, Holmstrom was visibly upset and said "are you kidding me?". Really sucks that the guy still competes and still wants to play but doesn't have the tools physically anymore. Swat his body with Franzen's.
Poor Holmer... thanks for the memories
Keating should have asked Franzen the same question.