In the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, team Sweden came out flying against Canada with a brushed up version of the Torpedo (The first version of the torpedo was actually made up by the old CCCP coach Tarasov back in the early 70's). Torpedo hockey is many times fast and exciting and the dialoge has been going if the ever more stagnating, trap infested NHL would do well from incorporating Torpedo hockey (which essentially was designed to penalize the trap). A few negatives possibly getting in the way for the torpedo to succeed in the NHL are: * The red line - Tough for the "half backs" to hit their "torpedos" when the defense steps up to check them. * Could a team possibly continue to play the very demanding torpedo style of hockey well for 82 games + play-off? * Does the NHL really have the player personnel capable and willing to subordinate itself to the discipline required to execute torpedo hockey effectively? ... and the concerns: * Would it really drive up the scoring and the excitement for the "non-hockey" fan? * Would it be exciting or too different for the already die-hard fans used to a more physical dump-and-chase hockey? * Would there be more breakaways or more icing calls in the NHL because of torpedo hockey? Your thoughts?