Re: Its time for the NHL Renaissance
God... There was a time (late 80's early-mid 90's) where I was such a nut I could tell you the complete rosters of every NHL team, theire AHL and IHL minors, the ECHL, CHL and UHL teams and every prospect in the Canadian Juniors.
Round the height of its popularity in the later 90's (spurred by jazzy uni's, Fox sports and ESPN) I think it just got too big for its boots and started to lose interest.
I'd like to see it go back to being grittier and lots of goals, Kinda like the 80's. I was always a Blues fan, but since I saw Sid and his Terrible Towel I'm kinda having a spft spot for him.
(LOL... I even have a Rimouski Oceanic Sid Jersey round her somewhere! I remember reading about him in the Hockey News when he was 11)