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Is It Entertaining Us

from Wayne Fish of Philly Burbs,

Former Flyers player Mark Howe, now a scout with the Detroit Red Wings, sees about 100 NHL games per year.

He says he’s sat through some real yawners these past couple seasons and yearns for the days when hockey still offered robust competition.

“I do watch a lot of games where both teams are working, both teams are playing very sound hockey, but is the game entertaining for the people who paid their money?” Howe said. “In my opinion, no.’‘...

“I know some teams, their goal is to block 20, 25 shots a night. You didn’t see that years ago. You forechecked two guys to get pressure. I like watching Andy Murray’s teams (currently St. Louis) ... they play a high-pressure game. Tampa’s an entertaining team; same with Edmonton.’‘

Howe says you don’t have to have high scoring for an entertaining game.

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