In a few years when a lot of these older guys from the real days of hockey start retiring the league is going to start going way downhill (which is an understatement, it's about as low now as you could imagine.) The game has turned into a joke. Steve Yzerman said it best when he said "It's not even hockey anymore". The leauge is to blame for the lack of scoring and boring games since the late 90's. There are too many teams, not enough talent, the ridiculas "foot in the crease" rule in 99' (sorry, Dallas never won a real cup even though they should have). One thing I have noticed is no one hits anymore. The NHL is made up of a bunch of wimps now. They call about 10 penalities a game for each team. The game is just lame now. They made all these rules to increase scoring, but it hasn't increased that much. And finally why aren't there any FIGHTS anymore? This really isn't hockey. Shame on the NHL.