Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Europe, Sweden, Finland, Hockey, NHL, Violence
National Hockey League; Violence; Hockey; Europe; Sweden; Finland
It was just about a year ago that I sat in a bar in Halifax and listened to a former Canadian hockey player explain that the European game, sans red line, was not a more open offensive style of hockey than that played in North America. After watching the tremendous hockey on display at the Olympic games last February I doubted the validity of the analysis. Over the last week after seeing two games, one in Sweden and one in Finland, I am even more skeptical of those defending the red line.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Hockey in Sweden and Finland: The European Game is Better" (2002). On Sport and Society. 566.