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Enforce The Rules

from Damien Cox of The Spin,

There's going to be a lot of people watching.

For sure in Chicago and Boston, and certainly throughout Canada, and beyond, well, we'll see. In the world of the Bettman administration, this Stanley Cup final would only be better if all seven games were scheduled for Wrigley and Fenway.

Otherwise, two great American sports cities, and two terrific hockey towns, suggest this is some kind of peculiar reward from the hockey gods to the NHL owners and players after the grinding 113-day lockout that produced something for both side and nothing for the fans.

But the fact that a lot of people will be watching also means is that if the NHL were of such a mind, a correction right now would be most helpful.

That is, after allowing the rulebook to be stretched, perverted and torn to shreds over three rounds, now would be a good time to re-establish a little structure.

Hell, if they can change the standard halfway through the season and then again the playoffs, they can change it back again.

And let's face it, things have become rather ridiculous. Sure, the spirit of "letting them play" has merit within the sometimes dubious history of the game, but beyond that, allowing blatant fouls to go uncalled at key points of hockey games has turned these playoffs into a bit of a joke.


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Off topic for hockey, bit on topic for this article.

Why can’t score be kept for 5-on-5 U7 and U8 soccer? And why is it so hard to imagine a parent cheering a goal scored even if no one is keeping track of the final score or more importantly the kids cheering? I’ve got kids that are or have played small field soccer and whether the adults keep score or not, the kids still keep track of who won and who lost.

Are the kids not at all allowed the joy of winning if it comes at the small expense that they may actually lose? It seems they shrug off losses relatively quickly, but remember the victories forever.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 06/10/13 at 12:31 PM ET

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