Which team resembles “old school hockey” the most

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  1. delled

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    And can that style thrive in today’s speed?

    I feel Boston is always the front runner and they do a good job of it.
     
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    Oilers
     
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    Oilers on paper. Lucic, Kassian, Nurse seem to avoid the physical stuff these days. Honestly don't think there is any old school teams left. Boston has even went with speed but they have some guys that can lay down some hits. Once the body bangers become good skaters and 2 way players I think we can see a mini resurgence but that style of game is gone for the next decade or 2. Just got to wait for a team to take a risk and start winning cups with a tough brand of hockey and other teams will copy cat. We are in the other extreme of pure skating, it will balance out eventually.
     
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    Toronto unironically. Watching our games is like taking a time machine back 3 decades.
     
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    The Leafs are the softest team in the NHL, if you take them back 3 decades they would be pretty screwed.
     
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    I'm not saying I agree or disagree with your answer, but Pittsburgh has been using that model for more than 3 months. About 13 years.
     
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    As much of a fan of old time hockey that I am, I doubt a single player would be touched. Simple fact is; skating, conditioning and equipment has improved so much over the last 30 years.
     
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    I completely disagree about the bruins. They were old school up until 2013.

    Not anymore. They've focused on skill a lot more than toughness now. Their go-to goon is a 41yr old slow ass Defenseman and David Backes. And we all know about David Backes.

    Jets
    Vegas
    Blues
    Ducks
    Oilers (much to their dismay)

    are probably the teams that fit the bill.
     
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    Critical91 Matthews, roll a Constitution saving throw.

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    Pittsburgh has been better than Toronto currently is for a long time, but I don’t see the stylistic comparison.
     
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    3C model, arguable #1 dman, strong PP, solid coaching, deep forward group with lots of talent, focus on offense

    The teams are built the same.
     
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    Lol it's so overrated how tough old time hockey is. Go watch the games, there were tons of small players who were just fine. There was some cheap and dirty crap that went on but there was actually not a lot of hitting. Hitting was at it's peak in terms of frequency, wrecklessness and impact from the 90s until 2010 or so, not even questionable.
     
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    Hehe, to me "old school" means Soviet hockey of the past, and it looks like pretty much all top NHL teams play like this.
     
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    Sens because our owner tries to convince us there’s no salary cap or parity in this league.
     
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    Whichever team Tom Wilson is on.

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