This would be a great line if Bertuzzi was transported to 2004 and Franzen transported to 2008.
That aside, this line is a joke and so is Babcock for continuing to put them on the ice, instead of putting Datsyuk and Zetterberg together for the final games against Nashville. Don't know if he was just trying to prove a point or what.
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.