posted at 3/5/2011 10:36 AM EST
In Response to Re: Lucic
[QUOTE]There are obviously a few rules that have made the PCS jump to the top of the pack. 1. No center ice. Makes the game faster and players can get a run on. 2. No hold up for dmen. I know its against the so called rule. But a 3-5 second hold up isnt that bad. 3. let goalies play the puck and get rid of that stupid area behind the net. Goalies are players. 4. Gear. Get rid of the one piece sticks and armour gear. Soften the elbow pads and shoulder pads. 5. No touch icing. 6. I also would suggest maybe taking 1 fwd position off the starting lineup or possibly going with 10 fwds. 7. Someone(maybe NAS) mentioned that if a player like Gillies is suspended that the NYI have to play minus a fwd. I know a lot of these are obvious but I think its important that they get looked at. Final point. I really like Lucic. I play devils advocate a lot b/c people always are saying that other guys like moore are garbage players. Moore is actually a very useful player and may dive a bit and chirp but can play the game and isnt a dirty head hunter and shouldnt be grouped in with Cooke Avery "et al". We also hated Begin before he became a Bruin. Then he all of a sudden wasnt dirty anymore, I never liked him and didnt want him on the Bruins, that would be like Lapierre coming here. I have no problem calling the Bruin players out when I don't like something. But you mention Lucic's name and its full out assault.
Posted by shuperman[/QUOTE]
Good points !
Not to get off the topic too much but your points above on how the game has changed are dead on. Imagine the damage a Scott Stevens
could do today. Heck, he might have killed someone.
I can't remember exactly but I think it was on TSN that some of the players are getting it, respecting one another.
I'm certain it was TSN because only McGuire
could stick up for a Penguin, Cooke
. Cooke had a Leaf lined up and it looked like instead of sinking a shoulder (or lifting his arm a la Savvy hit) he sided stepped him .
Then they showed Mike Richards
doing something similar , he had the player coming in the same way he hit Krejci in the playoffs but he also instead of leaning in with a big hit he put on the breaks.
Was this all coincidental ? Maybe just the Cooke one, he was face to face , maybe he just missed.