webby wrote:From people's experience is this an issue in the UK or International game?
Goals per game is less now in UK than it used to be but this isn't really a result of stalling IMO
12 goals used to be seen as a Par score but now the GPG is just over 8
- Defensive coaching has improved and offensive coaching has not kept up
- slippage on rules, more is allowed wrt slashing & cross checks
- technology, long poles a lot easier to use (lighter), offset and deep pockets has impacted passing game.
- cultural generational changes, a lot of kids want to be defenders rather than goal scorers
- other unknown factors