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from the Philadelphia Inquirer,
These days, Bettman's officials whistle everything, which makes the game choppy sometimes. Zero tolerance may someday be viewed as having saved the National Hockey League, or reinvented the game, depending upon your perspective. "I say this with a smile," said Gretzky, the player-turned-owner-turned-coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. "It's probably been better than they anticipated. The game itself is such a nicer game to watch and be part of. "I truly believe the finesse and smarts and intelligence of hockey players now, both offensively and defensively, is a factor. If you're not a good skater and you can't handle the puck and you're not a smart defenseman, you no longer can play in the NHL. That's the way it should be."

continued...a very in-depth read…

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