Being a Wings fan, I didn't mind the game. Seeing the Leafs lose their 7th in a row after hearing over and over how great they have turned everything around this season. I guess they really do need new players after all now huh? I can not stand the MLSE monopoly over this city.
As for rule changes. The NHL did need them, and hopefully it's just a matter of time for the players to clean their game up and everything will be fine. I think most sports have slowly evolved their games to make it better or more proficient over time while the NHL really didn't and now that's why they have to fix everything at once.
One thing I find funny BEREZIN is that you constantly state in your other posts how the CFL doesn't have to be like all the big "American sports", yet, when it suits your argument, it's OK that the CFL does not change anything just like they don't. LOL.
However, they have all changed their rules in the past and I imagine there will be more to come, subtly. The NFL changed there 45s play clock to 40s a few years ago. I could see it hit 30 seconds in the future. Thats just one part they felt needed improvement.
The CFL does need improvement. The return game was hurt this year and that is directly from rule changes last year. I still find it absurd, that you can potentially win a game on a missed field goal/failure. This needs to be addressed. We don't need to go drastic or change everything, but when its the obvious, it has to be done. There no sense of being feared of becoming "Americanized" or being like the new NHL over a few improvements. The CFL has adopted the American forward pass and everyone seemed to like that right?