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Boring Hockey?

from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,

So, it’s a shame to see watch that “tight defence” is already back front and centre in the NHL.

Case in point, the Edmonton Oilers playing a “patient” game to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 in OT Wednesday night.

The only entertainment came at the end when the Coyotes players were irate at the officials for missing a debatable hand-pass and also started a mini-brouhaha after the winning goal.

Before that, though, it was mind-numbing.

The Minnesota-Chicago game (a 3-2 shootout victory for the Wild) wasn’t much better.

Usually it takes more than a couple weeks for NHL teams to start clamping down defensively, but the rush to playoff-style has started in earnest already.

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I’m so glad there are hockey writers around to tell me how much hockey sucks.

Posted by Garth on 02/01/13 at 12:23 AM ET


Of course, in his very own self-written bio he admits that he doesn’t even want to be a sports writer.  Fantastic!

Posted by Garth on 02/01/13 at 12:24 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

nicely done, sir!

At least he has the shootout to provide action packed excitement.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/01/13 at 01:20 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Some games will be boring, it’s only natural.

But that Sabres - Bruins game last night was pretty entertaining. And overall, I think the hockey has been pretty good so far.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 02/01/13 at 10:57 AM ET

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