God, enough with thisf****** enforcer bulls***. Professional athletes should not need the athletic equivalent of Patrick Swayze's character in Roadhouse to get fired up to play. If they do, we have bigger problems than we thought.
Tell that to every GM in the league over the last 40 years who's dressed an enforcer, including your boy Kenny Holland, who's dressed Downey and May in the past.
The trap is bad for hockey, but so is the butterfly style of goaltending. Hockey was more fun back when goalies sucked in the 1980's, and scoring from long slapshots was much easier. So what?
The trap is just a part of hockey evolution, and I don't see how they're going to make it go away. Are refs going to watch for how teams defend now and call penalties for only having one forechecker? Seems silly to me.