Friday, September 20, 2013

the NHL enforces another stupid rule...and gets shown-up by two goons

From where I sit it looks like the NHL is trying hard to eliminate any individuality from the game...


This one I can't even fathom. What the hell does this accomplish? Players already look basically the same from a distance, why eliminate a way for the fans to spot their favourites? Sure, NFLers all have a cookie-cutter look, but given where they line-up before the snap it's fairly easy to see where everyone is. In the NBA, players wear very little in the way of equipment. Despite uniform regulations players still have their own styles. It's easy to pick out anyone, even at a distance. As for baseball...there's so little movement, even during play there's no excuse not to know where the players are. Hockey on the other hand has such speed and flow that players are in constant motion. A forward can swing from the corner, to the point, to the slot and back to the corner as fast as you can read that sentence. And now they're taking away a quick way to identify players at a glance? At least there's some semblance of safety justification for the 'helmets on during a fight' rule. This? It's just needless. Or you can look at it this way. The greatest player ever is still recognized globally. Not just for his skill. Not just for his records. But also for this...


Speaking of the helmet's a couple of guys who show there's a loophole to everything! Brent Gallant and Krys Barch use their brains before a good fight.

Well done to both! Neither might ever play another game in the NHL, but they exposed the fallacy in a needless rule.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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