1933 Cup Finals #TBT (click to watch)
Finally some action I can follow. In this brief clip of game 4 of the 1933 Stanley Cup finals between the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers, the first thing I noticed was how slow everything happens. You can still see the grit and determination necessary to win the cup, but the action itself moves at a pace that could be followed by a first time viewer.
I’ve played hockey my entire life at various levels and now work at a hockey company and get to see what all of the kids coming up are doing now. That said, I had a hard time following the play during the recent cup finals; it was just too fast. With all of the positive advancements in equipment technology and rule changes brought in to make the game more exciting, I fear they’ve created a game too quick for a non-hockey fan to get a grasp of. Perhaps its time to bring back FoxTrax to help all of us keep track of what’s going on in the new, superfast NHL.
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