Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/21/05 at 07:56 AM ET
Gary Bettman made an interesting observation in a stump speech he delivered at a sports business conference in Toronto on Tuesday. Talking about the new NHL, the commissioner cited increased scoring, greater flow, elimination of obstruction, and, not by the way, the dramatically diminished number of fights in the league. "The elimination of stickwork has removed many previous flashpoints in the game," Bettman said. As usual, the commissioner is confused. Hooking, interference and obstruction fouls never created flashpoints, but rather dismay on the part of players and fans alike. And while the elimination of that brand of stickwork is to be cheered, the elimination of flashpoints is not.
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