Connor Bedard under fire following comments from former Norris Trophy Winner

Published December 26, 2023 at 8:22 PM
BY SKY
     
In the fast-paced world of the NHL, where jaw-dropping goals are becoming the norm, the debate between old-school hockey and the new age of flashy moves is heating up.

The recent resurgence of the iconic lacrosse-style goal, popularized by Michigan Wolverines forward Mike Legg in 1997, has sparked conversations among former NHL stars.

Players like Trevor Zegras from the Anaheim Ducks and Connor Bedard of the Chicago Blackhawks have brought the "Michigan" goal back into the limelight.

However, the question remains: How would former players apart of the 'gritty' NHL era react?


One prominent voice in the discussion is Chris Pronger, a former Norris Trophy-winning defenseman, who staunchly believes in the traditional hockey code.

According to Pronger, allowing a player to score the "Michigan" goal without facing physical repercussions goes against the unwritten rules of the game.

Joining Pronger in expressing a similar sentiment is P.K. Subban, another NHL veteran who is now retired.

Subban recently shared his thoughts, saying, "Is this great for the game? Well, I don't know. I'm telling you something, if I was playing, I'd probably take a swing at 'em."

The divide between the old guard and the new generation is becoming more apparent as the game evolves.


As the debate rages on, it's clear that the lacrosse-style goal is not just a thrilling on-ice moment but also a fuel for discussions about the changing nature of hockey.
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