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  1. fair catch fryar

    fair catch fryar In the Starting Line-Up

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    Yes, one of the best, but his stats hardly compare to the greatness of the ones I mentioned when you look at their careers. I respect his decision to walk away the way he did, but obviously his overall legacy doesn't matter to him.
     
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    dave Roberts? how about bill Mueller? he was the guy who got the base hit to drive in Roberts. nobody in the media ever brings him up. it drives me crazy how the media frames everything like Roberts. whats harder stealing a base? or getting a hit off mariano rivera with 2 outs?
     
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    Im a big hockey fan and I agree, -somewhat-

    I don't think the goalie has any more undue influence than he always has say like 25 years ago. Just that they have become exponentially better. Back then top save percentages where 88-89%, and today 92-93%. Thats approx 2 goals a game per side.

    So I'm not saying we should dilute the game, more just bring it back to the level where it was before every goalie was 6-2 and played the butterfly.

    My idea is this, think on average how many goalpost are hit per game. I'd say about 1-3 per side per game, just increase the size of the net by a half goal post width all around. Just a measly 1.5" inch all around, and now all those post hits start going in, scoring goes up, goalie dominance is back in balance, and no one viewing is the wiser as everything looks and plays the same. See nhl, no radical net shape change is needed.

    So remember this next time you hear the ping of a goal post. Wouldnt it be nice if those went in? Open the game up, NHL, and increase the scoring just the right amount. You've tried everything else, and they are good ideas mostly. But you won't win this war bc you are not addressing the reason of the imbalance, the improvement of the goalies. Return flow back to the way it was... get save percentages back to 90%!

     
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    While it could lead to more viewership and more money, I disagree with the notion that more scoring means more interesting.

    I realize many people disagree, but I find a 1-0 pitching duel much more interesting than a 12-10 slugfest in baseball. And the runs that are scored become more meaningful.

    Same goes in any sport -- the more scoring there is, the less interesting each score is. Plenty of scoring in the NBA, but other than the last few minutes or the occasional spectacular play, who cares about any particular score?
     
  5. fair catch fryar

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    I totally agree with this. I don't necessarily believe it will increase viewership that much. I find playoff hockey to be awesome as it is now and if it continues to produce a lot of seventh games and overtimes with a plethora of teams winning then the viewership will grow automatically.. The only thing they should focus on improving in hockey is the issue of cheapshots and concussions. People sit there and complain about the fighting(which I enjoy to an extent and believe is part of the game strategy), but the real threat is the cheap shots and the people who can get away with them like a Raffie Torres and a Matt Cooke.
     
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    I think his legacy is secure even if he doesn't care about it. he had one of if not the greatest years a goalie could ever have.
     
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    Respectfully OTG, I don't agree. The series is a best of 7 requiring 4 wins. There is not much fairer than that in a playoff system that requires a team to win 4 games to progress to the next round.

    I'm with chico. I'm defensively inclined and enjoy watching 1-0 scraps where that 1 goal was worth its weight in goal.
     
  8. fair catch fryar

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    Maybe to hard core hockey fans and diehard Bruins fans, but he will never be mentioned in the same conversation involving the likes of Roy, Brodeur. Dryden, and the likes. The season he had will always be remembered as one of the greatest a goalie has had and for bringing the Cup to Boston, but he isn't even close to the legendary careers that those guys put up.
     
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    Seems to me that the best goalies always had the biggest pads and this is something that has come under scrutiny. I don't want a soccer goal on the ice -- I'd just like to see a little net through the goalie. What's so fun about watching a big guy spawl in front of the net?
     
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    Can't say as I ever remember Janney being compared to Orr.
     
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    I agree. The size of a goalie's pads, jersey & gloves (both hands) are way too large.
    I say: Protect every inch of the goalie's body...but not one inch more.
     

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