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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The only thing that sucked about the game was Guerin getting his ass beat in the first 10 seconds of the game. It was so out of character, I was curious if he was on any pain meds, but Erskine ...

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Old 10-10-2003, 10:49 AM   #41
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The only thing that sucked about the game was Guerin getting his ass beat in the first 10 seconds of the game. It was so out of character, I was curious if he was on any pain meds, but Erskine made up for it by putting the smackdown on Burnett a little later. The game was never close, but was still fun.
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Old 10-10-2003, 12:11 PM   #42
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I can understand where someone who doesn\'t know much about hockey would say that watching a 1-1 tie is boring, but the what you need to look at is \"shots on goal\" as the determining factor of a good game instead of the score. As long as the tempo is upbeat and there are plenty of shots I usually enjoy the game.

My biggest problem with it, and I know I\'m in the minority on this, is the fighting. I see that as a complete waste of time and often a momentum killer. It\'s a part of the game because people seem to like it, but I find it classless and boorish.

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Old 10-10-2003, 12:24 PM   #43
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My biggest problem with it, and I know I\'m in the minority on this, is the fighting. I see that as a complete waste of time and often a momentum killer. It\'s a part of the game because people seem to like it, but I find it classless and boorish.
Watching Euro hockey is completely different, the rink is smaller, there are no goons, and the tempo is crazy. It\'s a bunch of speedsters flying up and down the ice. The NHL could make changes like shrinking the rink, going with 4 on 4, instead of 5 on 5, and that would help eliminate alot of the fighting. But it would still take time for that mindset to go away. Fighting is a necessary evil in today\'s NHL hockey, although I do agree that it is a momentum killer, sometimes that is the intention.
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Old 10-10-2003, 12:39 PM   #44
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The one thing thats so cool about hockey..
The wussiest hockey player in the NHL would beat the crap out of the toughest Soccer player on the planet.
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Old 10-10-2003, 12:46 PM   #45
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Now Tweeky, that is the truth! Funny as shi* too!
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Old 10-10-2003, 12:47 PM   #46
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Euro hockey is completely different, the rink is smaller
Actually B&B, eurpean hockey is played on an olympic size rink, which is larger than the NHL. The best way to have less delays in hockey is eliminating the red line. Therefore there wouldn\'t be all of those stoppages for icing the puck. As for fighting, they have started to come down hard on the players for that. But I disagree that it is a momentum killer. Every game I\'ve seen, after a fight both teams are really pumped up and go out and play hard again. Fighting is a lot more prevelant than it was years ago, but that is due to the growth in the league. Now the league is infested with goon like players. Imagine what hockey would be like if it was still the original 6 teams. It would be like an all-star game all the time.
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Old 10-10-2003, 02:57 PM   #47
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You\'re right, I didn\'t have my coffee this morning, so I\'ve been at about 50% brain power this morning, and that is being generous. If they were smaller it would defeat my original argument. But euro leagues\' rinks are bigger, and thus has more ice, which means the players are more spread out, and less confrontations. But I still believe that a fight can be a momentum killer. Let\'s say the opposing team just scored back to back goals, and have been successful at keeping the puck in your end of the ice. I\'m sending out my biggest goon to stomp a mudhole into someone because a) if he is the clear victor, that can be a boost to my teams moral, b) I\'ve just knocked the wind out of the opposing team for beating one of thier players, and if we\'re playing on the road, I\'ve taken the fans out of the game temporarily, c) I\'ve got a stoppage that allows me to modify my game plan in order to counter the opposing team, and d) It takes two to tango, so no fear of a power play.

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Old 10-10-2003, 03:10 PM   #48
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ok, I see that point. But, there still will be a power play. The instigator gets a major and the other one gets a minor. Plus it\'s usually the goons that fight the goons, not goons going after good players.
I guess I\'m used to looking at it from the losing end of it. When we\'re down, it\'s great to see a fight and see our team get all hyped up again. But your points are very valid as well.
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Old 10-10-2003, 05:10 PM   #49
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If I understood hockey, it would be alright. I just don\'t see why they have to beat those poor horses? :calim:

By the way do any of you know a four letter word for horse hockey?
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