Face of tears of joy? That's not how I use it, I use it as I'm laughing so hard I'm crying, but never thought of it as tears of joy.. Just two different things in my opinion.. Tears of joy are usually a drop or two, this one is more like a river.
Goaltending skill has not increased at the same rate as goal-scoring has dropped. "Look it up." The number of power plays per game continues to drop. The number of goals per game continues to drop.
The league has reverted to a clutch-and-grab fest where cross-checks and dangerous play is not even penalized (or one-game suspensions are handed out, slaps on the wrist if that). The changes they made after 2004-05 have faded away. You can now obstruct, interfere, clutch, grab, and flat out commit assault well away from the play without much fear of penalty let alone further disciplinary action.
If you're a fan of the style of hockey that's becoming more and more prevalent, I feel sorry for you. It's a boring, slow-moving, skill-sucking game.
I will stop watching if it continues. It's ridiculous. It's not hockey the way hockey is meant to be played. Hockey, played and called properly, is a beautiful, fast-paced thing to watch. This ain't that.
Best sport. Worst league.