CanuckRookieFan Posted January 15 Share Posted January 15 It is no secret that for the past 2 seasons scoring has been up in the NHL, what most people dont realize is just how MUCH UP it has been. Currently there are 12 players right now on pace for 50 goal seasons, you heard me folks 12!! For comparison there was only 4 players last season who hit 4, we are seeing a dramatic increase. Furthermore, we have an alarming number of players who will easily get to 100 points, including McDavid on pace for 150 points+ Anyone who is a real educated fan will see how alarming these numbers are when compared to the median and mean progression of statistics over the past 10 years. To put it frankly, if this was a housing mortgage market you would pretty much need to see the movie the BIG SHORT to understand how mind boggling the situation is. Furthermore, it gets worse. I want to know for anyone in the legal profession on these forums or someone who has experience in corporate law suits that a situation can arise where a owner of a team can take the NHLPA to court if they can prove that beyond a reasonable doubt the rules that were forced on the NHL by the NHLPA were directly related to increased goal scoring with the idea of players racking up points faster, and at greater rate which will then increase their perceived value against the cap and force owners to pay out higher annual contracts. This will push the cap up higher forcing owners to pay higher wages, benefiting the players. I am sorry guys but as someone who works in corporate business world and follows Aqua operations I am extremely interested in seeing if this is a legitimate case to build. Lastly, the situation above hurts me directly financially as I play in a niche Fantasy Hockey Pool that is GOALIES only, so we only pick and play goalies. I have several pretty significant financial bets on 2 or more goalies with GAA under 2.0 also I have 1.5 goalies with 10+ shutouts and 2.5+ goalies with 0.930+ save %. To me personally this offense is crushing my operations and I really hope it turns around quick here, I grew up in the 90s and 2000s where goalies were the stars, it is alarming to see the NHL make a mockery of them. Goalies are better, bigger and smoother than ever while the NHL players can only do so much with the puck, skating, moves they stayed the same consistently over the past 20 years or so this leads to believe the NHL purposely handcuffed goalies into a corner to increase the scoring as requested by the NHLPA. It has become a comedy of errors here, and I am curious to know what fans think of it and someone to see it from my perspective. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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