Mar 1, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT
On paper, a Minnesota Wild-Montreal Canadiens game should be as drab and depressing as the two teams’ current states. The beauty of sports is that a little violence and odd bounces can make even a seemingly bland game a hard-hitting, thrilling and weird 5-4 OT affair (which Montreal won), though.
“Questionable accuracy” might be high on the list of “reasons why the hip check is dying,” then.
(No. 1 reason, I’d guess: almost everyone skates really fast now.)
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