What’s your unpopular hockey opinion?

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  1. Prairie Habs Registered User

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    "Other superstars" is what gets me the most. Most "other superstars" also aren't cap dumps who can barely keep up on a third line.
     
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    CANES IN ECF WASN’T A FLUKE.
     
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    If you look beyond the numbers, Crosby is a better hockey player than Gretzky and Lemieux
     
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    Nordiques should return.

    36 teams could work.

    Regular season should be shorter and early play-off rounds should be best of five until Conference final where then it's best of seven as well as the Stanley Cup final.

    KHL Champions should play the NHL's worst team for a one-off post-season event.

    Bettman has done a decent job while working under the BOG who really call the shots.

    Edit: Sean Avery would be great as a pundit.

    You should have an option to turn off the bland commentary when watching a game.

    For the anthems they should play a tape without vocals. The singers they have are always cringe, from kids to adults. Anthems should be only played in the in the play-offs and special occasions e.g. outdoor game.
     
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    I like that the game is moving away from goons and more towards celebrating skill and athleticism. We all love the guys that came before and paid the price for their teams, but we know just how big of a price they paid, and it’s just not worth it.

    I loved when the Olympics were played in Vancouver and we got Olympic rules and play with the smaller NHL sized rink, and hope we get more of that.
     
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    I like when star players speak out about how terrible of a league the NHL is and I wish more would do it.
     
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    1. Need to bring back more fighting. If you look up hockey Youtube videos, the most viewed ones are the fights, not great goals or plays. I know plenty of people who go to hockey games because they want to see a fight and are left disappointed when there are none
    2. You should be able to kick in goals. Scoring would go up and we would not have to wait for all these "under review" goals
    3. There should be teams in Quebec, Fargo, Atlanta and Salt Lake City
    4. There should only be a penalty for DELIBERATE hits to the head. A skater should not be penalized for being taller than another guy
    5. Don Cherry is great, one of the best personalities out there
     
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  8. SnizzMitch Leafs Fan Till I Die

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    Yeah totally, I mean who would want a 47 goal scorer on your team for 11 millions? That’s some terrible waste of money. He’s lucky he’s a local boy...
     
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  9. SnizzMitch Leafs Fan Till I Die

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    The poster was right though, there are more people who hates Leafs fans than actual Leafs fans

    My unpopular opinion is that Matthews is the best player on the Leafs and it’s not that close. People should actually watch Leafs games instead of just looking at players stats on hockeydb.
     
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    When all is said and done Ovechkin will be the greatest of his generation
     
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    The season is already too long. Watching hockey in May and June when it's nice out becomes a drag (unless your team is going deep) shorter season, playoffs in March is my opinion.
     
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    How is the NHL terrible?

    And why would star players say this?
     
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    I laughed a few times in this list. :laugh:
     
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    This is not an unpopular opinion.
     
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    The league should be contracted.

    32 teams is way too many.. talent is diluted. Quality of the game is diminished.

    Also.. ban players from leaving their feet to block a shot. Makes the game tedious at times.
     
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    Auston Matthews is still one of the most overrated players, if not the most, in the NHL. He’s not a generational talent and isn’t top five let alone in his position.

    Tampa Bay won’t win a cup in the near future. They don’t have the mental fortitude. They’re more akin to the San Jose Sharks than the Washington Capitals.

    People on this forum overrate nostalgia: Datsyuk is a shining example. Or any player in the 1990s.

    Analytics are useful and numbers don’t lie. It’s the people who use them in a very shitty fashion, especially on this site, that do lie. Posting a chart and saying X player is bad, doesn’t explain your point. Stop being lazy and actually say WHY they’re bad BASED on the chart.

    People who value body language above skill can’t assess f*** all when it comes to sports.
     
  17. Lazlo Hollyfeld Pitter Patter

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    That people here should learn the difference between parity and parody when arguing about the former but typing the latter.
     
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    Oh boy some cringe worthy opinions in here
     
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    Carey Price is an average goaltender at best that is only highly regarded because he plays for Montreal.
     
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    Who do YOU have above Matthews (Not saying that I disagree with you)?
     
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    Unpopular opinion.

    JUST BECAUSE YOUR OPINION IS CONTROVERSIAL OR UNPOPULAR, IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE RIGHT.
     
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    It is not, in any way, a loser point.
     
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    I can't find agreement with my contention that the Bruins are too old to get to the SC finals in 2020. The Blues showed them up. Fasten on Chara, Bergeron,, and Krejci who date back to the last century, and Marchand I particularly like the last few Hab draftees, such as Poehling, Caufield, Rrimeau, and Struble. The only new contender is Florida, which will surely displace Boston.
     
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    The players deserve their best salaries coming off ELC, because most players have their prime years during their second contract. This especially if players sign for eight years.
     
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    So, are you telling me that the Leafs don't have fans that live outside of Toronto?
     
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