There's a bad division in this NHL schedule
In the New NHL, some things were going to work, some weren't. The important thing was to try, to recognize that the game was broken, to tweak and overhaul, and then stand back and assess.
Most of the 2005-06 package, at least in the early stages, is passing muster. I'm amazed that an often stubborn league and power structure had the vision to not only revolutionize itself, but also -- at least so far -- stick with it.
I'll even admit that in the long run, the dark season, ...
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