Canuck-One wrote:I hate trap hockey and while Philly may have gone about it a little differently, the point was made. When Minnesota played that useless and incredibly boring style I turned down free tickets to watch them. I did it more than three times. Even free that type of garbage isn't worth viewing. At the price we pay for tickets I want to be entertained!
The thing is, it wasn't useless when Minny played it. That system made a team of plumbers into a competitive squad. New Jersy won three cups with that "useless" style, and Minny was selling out every night with a trap team. The bottom line is that hockey markets are going to pack their building as long as their teams are winning (sometimes even when they're losing), regardless of the system their teams employ.
In non-hockey markets like Florida you could have the '84 Oilers roster scoring six every night and still, nobody would give a shit.
And yeah, I hate trap hockey too. I just don't see much point in complaining about it since it's mostly been phased out of the game and our team plays an aggressive system that beats the trap quite effectively.
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