I was watching a documentry about hockey the other day and I found something really interesting. It says that back in the 90s hockey was at a higher peak then it is today. They interviewed several current and former NHL stars and they agreed. Why do you think this is? Do you agree with the statement? I agree 100%. Don't get me wrong im a huge hockey fan like one of the biggest around here but the game is not as exciting anymore. With all the new rules you'd think that alot more people would be watching and loving the game but if you look around some stadiums during games there are less and less fans even in stadiums where teams are winning. Have we ruined the game? Well with the obstruction there is almost no more room for any contact because it will result in a penalty and with the size of goalie pads it is no wonder why some goalies are starting to shine. While there is also those games that end in high scoring and you just can't wait till their over. I'd rather watch a 2-1 OT win for the leafs back in the 90s then watch a 9-8 win in OT today. The games are not made better because of more goals. If anything it takes away from the game. Are there too many teams? Most people say no because more teams makes more games but I think I would like to see some franchises gone because they do not market a good style of hockey like Phoenix and Florida because lets face it they are more or less places where games that do not involve a sheet of ice should be played. Sorry if I offended anybody. Somebody needs to step up to the NHL and say they want the old rules back. There are more and more people watching games from Europe and college games as well as CHL games rather than turn on an NHL game. Ask yourself do you really think hockey is the same game anymore?