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BobDobolina 12-12-2012 03:45 AM

Team Canada to use artificial light to deal with the "24 hours of darkness" in Ufa
 
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Hockey Canada is pulling out all the stops to make sure the focus remains on the ice. Team chefs are tagging along to prepare familiar food while the outfit has even hired sleep experts and purchased special tanning lamps to help players adjust to the climate in the southern Russian city, near the Kazakhstan border.

"We're probably dealing with 24 hours of darkness," said Spott. "Our bodies are motivated by light. We have a pretty detailed plan on how we will deal with that, with some artificial light during the day."
http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrh...165918451.html

Really??

Krishna 12-12-2012 04:00 AM

Could always take Vitamin D supplements

BoHorvatFan 12-12-2012 04:06 AM

I didnt know our Russian friends lived in complete darkness!

hairylikebear 12-12-2012 04:07 AM

Ufa doesn't get 24 hour nights.

octopi 12-12-2012 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by hairylikebear (Post 56473531)
Ufa doesn't get 24 hour nights.

Yeah, I was going to say I didn't think it was far enough north....

BobDobolina 12-12-2012 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by hairylikebear (Post 56473531)
Ufa doesn't get 24 hour nights.

Of course they don't! It's roughly on the same latitude as Edmonton and I doubt they were fussing around with lamps last year.

The whole thing is so over the top and ignorant that I found it funny. But I love it though, brings back that whole Cold War mentality back a bit. Going deep into unknown heartland Russia, equipped with Kraft dinner and lamps!

Mr Writer 12-12-2012 04:29 AM

Spott is a hockey coach and apparently not up on world geography. But people at Hockey Canada having sent teams to Ufa previously to play should be aware of where and what Ufa is.. Taking their own chefs on tournaments is standard practice for Hockey Canada to any country, but if they have invested in lamps to combat the effects of 24 hour darkness in Ufa, then whoever dispelled that gem of wisdom to HC should be fired immediately. they are paying for some real lousy advice.. Of course I've been saying for years that the people working at Hockey Canada are intellectually challenged, so if it were in fact true, I wouldn't be all that surprised.

jekoh 12-12-2012 04:31 AM

What is their plan against bears roaming the streets in Ufa?

ByeBye 12-12-2012 04:37 AM

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Originally Posted by jekoh (Post 56473647)
What is their plan against bears roaming the streets in Ufa?

I'm sure they're having their seal clubs with them. :sarcasm:

Xokkeu 12-12-2012 04:43 AM

I like how the "Southern Russian city" has 24 hour darkness.

Dasachtach 12-12-2012 04:51 AM

On December 26th, Ufa will get 7 hours and 15 minutes of daylight. Edmonton, for comparison, will get 7 hours and 29 minutes. What the **** is Hockey Canada going on about?:laugh:

Everlasting 12-12-2012 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Ogle122 (Post 56473717)
On December 26th, Ufa will get 7 hours and 15 minutes of daylight. Edmonton, for comparison, will get 7 hours and 29 minutes. What the **** is Hockey Canada going on about?:laugh:

Its the Canadian superiority complex talking :naughty:

Dynamo81 12-12-2012 05:50 AM

wow :help:

kp61c 12-12-2012 05:52 AM

well, it probably will be cloudy then, but im sure the tough canadian boys will endure that:laugh:

Maverick41 12-12-2012 05:57 AM

If true this is kind of embarrassing. I mean Ufa is like what, 800-900 miles south of the arctic circle? The latitude is roughly the same as the German-Danish border, I think. :laugh:

Acallabeth 12-12-2012 06:12 AM

Hopefully he won't forget to tell the good old Canadian kids not to drink from vodka rivers.

Steve Spott leading Team Canada to Ufa Arena:
http://legolas-elf.ru/moria/kd/balrog16.jpg

Fulcrum 12-12-2012 06:14 AM

Haha, I thought they were joking when I heard it on the radio the other day, but then I realized they were serious?! Oh man this is hillarious

The should bring their beds too, lol. The ones in Russia can seriously hurt sleep patterns as they are very different.

Tomas W 12-12-2012 06:14 AM

While most of Sweden really is dark during that time, I am happy to tell worried Canadians that the WJC 13'-14' host city MalmŲ is located at the southern part of Sweden, almost as far south as you get. IMO we should have placed the event in LuleŚ though....or maybe Kiruna, at an outdoor rink.

Henkka 12-12-2012 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by octopi (Post 56473541)
Yeah, I was going to say I didn't think it was far enough north....

It on a height of Edmonton...

Acallabeth 12-12-2012 06:22 AM

Off topic, but tomorrow Kemerovo morning features windy -43. Pipets.

duul 12-12-2012 06:29 AM

Perhaps he means when the fly in? Maybe they're leaving in the darkness and then getting there when it is dark again. Leaving + plane is dark + getting there once it gets dark in Ufa? I don't know.

Fulcrum 12-12-2012 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by duul (Post 56474075)
Perhaps he means when the fly in? Maybe they're leaving in the darkness and then getting there when it is dark again. Leaving + plane is dark + getting there once it gets dark in Ufa? I don't know.

no I'm pretty sure he meant for the duration of the tournament

Mr Writer 12-12-2012 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Fulcrum (Post 56474171)
no I'm pretty sure he meant for the duration of the tournament

As I wrote in a previous post, HC has sent teams to Ufa before, 2007 albeit it was summer summit series, but I think they are at HC familiar with Ufa for what it is and isn't.... It was a pretty moronic statement for the coach to say if in fact he did say it... I know they are playing some pre-tourny games in Finland, whether it's northern Finland he was referring to, who knows... maybe the journalist has a beef with the coach and wants to make him look like an idiot...job well done... who knows what goes on in these kinds of scrums.... totally stupid thing to say though..and if HC actually has lamps to take the Ufa, then HC is even dumber than their coach....

I was going to say one of the U18 IIHF championships was recently played in Ufa, but that was Kazan. Nevertheless HC should be familiar with that neck of the words.

BTW I've been to Ufa 3 times. and it is a nice city.

Fulcrum 12-12-2012 07:06 AM

I hope that the organizers provide Spetsnaz Units for when the Dancing Russian bears and Tigers decide to attack them in the streets :)

I find it funny when they say "It's a FOUR hour flight from Moscow!"

Wow, so that is like the same distance from Toronto to Calgary/Vancouver haha

PensBandwagonerNo272 12-12-2012 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Ogle122 (Post 56473717)
On December 26th, Ufa will get 7 hours and 15 minutes of daylight. Edmonton, for comparison, will get 7 hours and 29 minutes. What the **** is Hockey Canada going on about?:laugh:

Ohhh boy :laugh:


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