Username Post: "The NHL Is Losing Part of Its Uniqueness without Fighting" -- Vice article
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12-14-15 03:04 PM - Post#1654526    
    In response to DaveRichterfan

When I was a kid, ESPN aired every Detroit-Colorado game because you never knew what was going to happen. Goalie fighting goalie, Lemieux and McCarty off the opening drop, blood, overtime goals, big hits. I'd never miss a Pens-Flyers matchup.

I've seen a whole three NHL games in-person this season, solely because I got free tickets. I went to my first NAHL game of the year last weekend, and only because we got $5 tickets (this is after working in the league and being a die-hard follower of it from 2006 through 2013). Even on TV, I've watched maybe four games. I'm happy my Penguins fired Mike Johnston... but I haven't watched enough games this year to know why he got fired or why I'm happy with the move.

I just don't care as much as I once did. And it's not just a case of growing up and finding more important things-- I watch just as much baseball, football, and basketball as I ever did. I still collect hockey cards and autographs as well as those in other sports. I just think the on-ice product blows now.
"A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest." - Paul Simon

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