Maybe it's a bit of a sacrilegious point on a history board of all places, but I find Original Six hockey to be pretty boring to watch. Maybe the terrible production values on old broadcasts is partially to blame, but for me whenever I watch classic games on Leafs TV, I always prefer the 70s, 80s and 90s stuff to the 50s and 60s. Whenever I watch the earlier era, I can't help but feel like the east west element and creativity, changes of speed introduced after exposure to the Soviet game is way more interesting to watch than the constant north south back and forth, which looks so unsophisticated and chaotic, like everyone's running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Defensive coverage looks awful, goaltending relied on reflexes and guess work, and the physical play always looks like a lot of elbows and sticks up and very little finishing the forecheck with a proper hit. You see a lot of plays where guys slow down way before they get to the boards. Guys just looked very cautious. Does anyone agree?