The significance of these numbers, you ask? I’m glad you did. Here’s the rundown.

95: the number of goals scored on opening night of the 2005-06 NHL season.

15: the number of games in which these goals were scored. This is an average of 6.3 goals/game.

1: the number of professional hockey leagues in North America that need to revisit their rulebook revisions.

I have an idea. Let’s lower the rims in the NBA. Let’s give the NFL 5 downs to move the ball 8 yards. Slowpitch MLB, anyone?

If you’re going to bring back hockey, for the love of it all, bring back hockey.


2 Responses to 95…15…1

  1. It’s got to be better than the 1-0 or 0-0 of World Cup Soccer. 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can’t tell you how sick to my stomach I became reading the new rules. The game is going to be much different. My biggest problem when the rules of the game are so fundamentally changed is trying to compare statistics of past seasons to the present. It’s difficult enough to compare the careers of athletes across different generations and times with longer seasons, expansion, etc… but at least the rules of the game had generally remained a stable yardstick.

    The other crappy thing is ESPN and FOX both backing out of their deals. I wonder if I’ll catch any games this year, other than the Wings/Lightning game I bought tickets for in December.

    Oh, and Dan… while I agree about soccer being a bore, in hockey, 0-0 and 1-0 games are some of the best you will see.

    Also, at least the NHL didn’t go to no-touch icing… or is that just the next rule change up the sleeve for next year?


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