Here's his brief point:
At the rate Henrik Sedin is going, he'll finish with 110 points to lead the NHL in scoring, but after the lockout the game had supposedly opened up to create more offense & it worked momentarily. Starting in the 2005-06 season, we begin to count backwards with the scoring leaders. In 2005-06 125 points led the league in scoring, & in continued downwards to 120 pts, 113 pts, 112, & Henrik finishing with 110 points this season. The first season back after the lockout in 05-06 there were 4 fifty goal scorers, 5 combined in the following 2 seasons, 1 last season. Henrik is on target for 38 goals, which is the lowest a scoring leader has since Forsberg got 29 in the 2002-03 season.
So the NHL has done an incredible job. They've taken the physical element out of the game, almost completely, & the coaches have caught up. Another defense first team tonight to play the defensive cycle Canucks.
Scoring off the rush is a thing of the past, & so is the entertainment value.
Source: Jim Mullin CKNW