Found May 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet, So, we wonder, what happened to the fast-paced, wide open brand of hockey the NHL introduced to us following the lockout in 2004-05? Where are the goals? Where is the offence? At a time of year when we should be embracing NHL hockey with a new champion about to be crowned, the game - once again! - is under attack. Some are saying the further this year’s playoffs go, the more boring the games are. Frankly, I quite enjoyed Sunday night’s contest between the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes, but even though there were six goals scored, the accent was clearly on the defensive play. Is anybody expecting much in terms of offence when the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils hook up tonight? Nothing has come close to matching the excitement of the opening round, particularly the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers series which was notable for its overflow of violence. With the exception of that series, which also featured some really horrible...
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