I am at best a casual hockey watcher, so I could be entirely off on this, but is Olympic hockey better than the NHL version?
It seems like the Olympic game is faster, more free flowing and overall more exciting to watch than the NHL.
I know there are some rule differences (no trapezoid, bigger ice, no fights) and the teams don’t seem to have those couple of guys who can’t play but seem to be on the ice to only hit people. Are there other differences?
For you folks who do watch hockey regularly, do you get the same feeling about game quality? And if so, why won’t the NHL bring the same excitement to their league?