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Stop Calling It the New NHL and Call It the Best Game On Earth

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Since the NHL lockout of 2004-2005 we have seen many changes in the world’s fastest game. We saw the subtractions of the red line, the goalie equipment size change, the amount of clutching and grabbing change, and we’ve seen restrictions on goaltenders playing the puck.

We have seen the addition of the shootout and increase in goals, but most importantly we have seen the increase of young stars and an overall solid balance in all the teams.

The rule changes resulted in faster play and nicer goals. Whatever Garry Bettman and the competition comity planned on doing, it has worked and has made the NHL the most watchable sport in North America.

The names Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby can me...

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