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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Oct 11 @ 12:10 PM ET
Eklund: Back to the 80s? Liking all this scoring? My "Ek-Streme Stat?" Buzz @1
glove_was_stuck
Boston Bruins
Location: Let's Go Bruins!!, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Oct 11 @ 12:14 PM ET
Eklund: Back to the 80s? Liking all this scoring? My "Ek-Streme Stat?" Buzz @1
- Eklund


We're doing the 80's again? Ok. bust out the booger sugar! let's goooooooo


Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Oct 11 @ 12:18 PM ET
We're doing the 80's again? Ok. bust out the booger sugar! let's goooooooo



- glove_was_stuck


fantastic!
phycobillymac
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 12.07.2010

Oct 11 @ 12:21 PM ET
No mention of goalie equipment adjustments mainly smaller chest protectors... That's the trend. You give the skilled players 1/2" or more and they will and have exploited it thus far.
jkzo616
San Jose Sharks
Location: CO
Joined: 06.26.2012

Oct 11 @ 12:25 PM ET
Just curious, what happened to your plans for the review of each team Ek? Seems like you did less than 10, then the season started.
NewfieStud
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 03.04.2013

Oct 11 @ 12:37 PM ET
The goals will go down like always. Coaches don't like exciting, end to end hockey. They like boring, strict system, safe hockey. Get that 2-1 lead early in the 3rd and sit back and try and run the clock.
Xizord
Montreal Canadiens
Location: I am Eklund, QC
Joined: 01.03.2007

Oct 11 @ 12:39 PM ET
well..let see in a month
glove_was_stuck
Boston Bruins
Location: Let's Go Bruins!!, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Oct 11 @ 12:42 PM ET
The goals will go down like always. Coaches don't like exciting, end to end hockey. They like boring, strict system, safe hockey. Get that 2-1 lead early in the 3rd and sit back and try and run the clock.
- NewfieStud


The Claude Julien play book.
Webapotamus
New York Islanders
Location: Halifax, NS
Joined: 06.22.2012

Oct 11 @ 12:45 PM ET
Kings defeat Edmonton 6-5, Game 3 of best of 5 after trailing 5-0, now that is historic.
Hossa1881
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 07.01.2011

Oct 11 @ 12:46 PM ET
Eklund: Back to the 80s? Liking all this scoring? My "Ek-Streme Stat?" Buzz @1
- Eklund



I think the game you're thinking of might be 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Chicago Blackhawks beat your Flyers 6-5. Was a crazy fun game.
nyislsbossy
Joined: 05.31.2016

Oct 11 @ 1:02 PM ET
ek geeezzzz....tell me the last time, a nhl team had two 50 goal scorers in the same season. if i was a betting man i would say mattews and jt will do it this yr....
turdadactyl
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 06.20.2007

Oct 11 @ 1:04 PM ET
ek geeezzzz....tell me the last time, a nhl team had two 50 goal scorers in the same season. if i was a betting man i would say mattews and jt will do it this yr....
- nyislsbossy


1995-96 - Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins - 69 goals
1995-96 - Jaromir Jagr - Pittsburgh Penguins - 62 goals
BestRapperAlive
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: OEL is one of the greatest players of his generation - James Tanner
Joined: 06.21.2012

Oct 11 @ 1:06 PM ET
ek geeezzzz....tell me the last time, a nhl team had two 50 goal scorers in the same season. if i was a betting man i would say mattews and jt will do it this yr....
- nyislsbossy


That would be 23 seasons ago. Lemieux and Jagr, 69 and 62 goals.
BestRapperAlive
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: OEL is one of the greatest players of his generation - James Tanner
Joined: 06.21.2012

Oct 11 @ 1:07 PM ET
1995-96 - Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins - 69 goals
1995-96 - Jaromir Jagr - Pittsburgh Penguins - 62 goals

- turdadactyl


dammit you beat me to it
BlackhawkMike
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 06.30.2011

Oct 11 @ 1:07 PM ET
Personally, I like the 3-2 games with defense.
BestRapperAlive
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: OEL is one of the greatest players of his generation - James Tanner
Joined: 06.21.2012

Oct 11 @ 1:12 PM ET

Gretzky Anderson and Kurri all scored over 50 in 83/84. And Coffey had 40! And Messier was a bum, only 37.

They did it again in 85/86. Coffey had 48 that year!

Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Oct 11 @ 1:22 PM ET
Personally, I like the 3-2 games with defense.
- BlackhawkMike


Same, unfortunately hockey is starting to look like basketball
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: Brian Boyle is better than Patrick Marleau - Dopps, SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Oct 11 @ 1:23 PM ET
1995-96 - Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins - 69 goals
1995-96 - Jaromir Jagr - Pittsburgh Penguins - 62 goals

- turdadactyl


Francis with 92 assists
kryoung20
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Cornwall, ON
Joined: 06.30.2009

Oct 11 @ 1:33 PM ET
The game you're thinking about is the game between the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers on February 19, 2008. Habs were down 5-0 and came back to win 6-5 on a shootout goal from Saku Koivu.
mgriffen
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 02.01.2012

Oct 11 @ 1:35 PM ET
Same, unfortunately hockey is starting to look like basketball
- Alexzanki


Oh yeah? Each team is getting 50 goals a game eh? I think that might be a bit of a stretch. Goalie equipment shrunk, there's an adjustment period going on here, as someone above said, the coaches will adjust.
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: At the centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

Oct 11 @ 1:35 PM ET
(bonus points for naming the game I am thinking of in the comments...I will reveal my answer in my next blog)
- Eklund

8th game of 1972 Canada-Russia series.

Henderson scores!

6-5
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Oct 11 @ 1:40 PM ET
We're doing the 80's again? Ok. bust out the booger sugar! let's goooooooo



- glove_was_stuck

Do you have any extra for me?
leafsfann
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 05.11.2014

Oct 11 @ 1:51 PM ET
I don't think elimination of the two line pass would have given Gretzky that much of a bump.. it's something that has given defensemen more a a point bump on secondary assists. In the 80s they had to skate it to their blue line (or beyond, Pail Coffey). Gretzky worked his magic because of his speed and puck control, not because of a modified dump and chase.
RobShouts
St Louis Blues
Location: Orlando, FL
Joined: 07.13.2013

Oct 11 @ 1:59 PM ET
Could it be the constant goalie equipment changes? If that’s the case, that goalies really have a disadvantage this year, that sucks for the teams that rely on defense over offense.
leafsfann
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 05.11.2014

Oct 11 @ 2:04 PM ET
Could it be the constant goalie equipment changes? If that’s the case, that goalies really have a disadvantage this year, that sucks for the teams that rely on defense over offense.
- RobShouts


From the 4 games I've watched so far, I think that's 100% what it is. There's a lot going in under the goalies arms so far, right in the area where padding was shaved off. Exciting last shot wins hockey is back.
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