Saturday, January 13, 2007

NBC commentators, BRETT HULL and Ray Ferraro, blast cheap players and the instigator rules that protects them:

Brett Hull and Ray Ferraro absolutely tore in to Jarko Ruttu. Ferrero said, "It's players like this who don't belong in the league. They don't add anything except they take star players out of the game.""That's why we need to get rid of the instigator penalty so that he can be held accountable for his actions," Hull said. "He never fights, he doesn't contribute offence and there are people the fans want to see instead of him."Another Hull commentary addressed the proposal to enlarge the nets to increase goal scoring. He called it, "one of the dumbest ideas I've heard in an awful long time."Using a net and goalie equipment in the studio, he demonstrated how changes -- softening the corners of the pads, narrowing arm pads, getting rid of the wide "cheater" at the base of catching glove and reducing the thickness of the posts -- would provide more room for the shooters. As Cherry often does, he effectively employed visual aids to make his point.
Read more at "Houston: Move over Grapes, Hull is a natural"

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