For years, fans complained that clutch-and-grab hockey was behind the decline in goals, and it's vaguely depressing to see that largely eliminating it barely made a difference. It turns out that fans of goal-scoring have bigger problems. The goalies are just too big and too good, the defensive systems too well implemented, the shot-blocking too common, and yes, maybe the nets are even too small. As it turns out, the league's offensive problems run much deeper than simply calling the rulebook.
-Sean McIndoe of ESPN where you can read more on this topic.
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