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Rahan 12-17-2003 01:42 PM

AHL to test larger neutral zone
 
http://www.canoe.ca/Bulldogs/News/20...17/290032.html

Let's see if that brings up more exciting games..!

All-Star 12-18-2003 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by rahan
http://www.canoe.ca/Bulldogs/News/20...17/290032.html

Let's see if that brings up more exciting games..!

Now if they could only move the nets back...

TheCrazyGoalie 12-18-2003 04:56 AM

All this talk about moving lines and how exciting 4 on 4 overtime games are, when are they going to wake up a make all rinks Olympic size? This would solve all the problems in the game today but they keep going on about how the new rinks can't be make in to Olympic sized rinks. Thats bull! All rinks can be changed to hold a wide variety of events. And even if changes are required wouldn't that be worth filling every rink in the league because the hockey it better? :dunno:

Démon Blond 12-18-2003 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by TheCrazyGoalie
All this talk about moving lines and how exciting 4 on 4 overtime games are, when are they going to wake up a make all rinks Olympic size? This would solve all the problems in the game today but they keep going on about how the new rinks can't be make in to Olympic sized rinks. Thats bull! All rinks can be changed to hold a wide variety of events. And even if changes are required wouldn't that be worth filling every rink in the league because the hockey it better? :dunno:

The problem here is that to put the rinks at olympic size would mean to remove 2-3 rows of the rinks-side seats. That would also mean less revenues for the team :p

So money is again killing the greatest sport on earth. :shakehead

TheCrazyGoalie 12-18-2003 06:01 AM

The problem here is that to put the rinks at olympic size would mean to remove 2-3 rows of the rinks-side seats. That would also mean less revenues for the team

So money is again killing the greatest sport on earth.


This is the response I hear most often, so lets look at it.

1. Sure you lose a couple of rows but the new front row of seats would actually have more seats because the perimeter around the rink becomes longer. You would still lose seats but not as many as you may think.

2. The rest of the rink where it now sits empty in 50-70% of the league buildings begins to fill up as the games become more exciting and scoring returns. The trap becomes harder to implament because of all the extra width and length in the nutral zone. All the extra room beside & behind the nets IMO would allow the skilled players to do what they do best and create scoring chances. Larger slower players wouldn't be as sought after because speed and agility would rule & cluching & holding reduced.

3. TV contracts and pay per view revenue for all teams would increase because of a better product and the fact that it's harder to get tickets because rinks are full.

4. Hockey is standardized into one format world wide beacause everyone would be playing on the same sized rinks.

So the whole argument about loss of premium seat revenue would be offset with full buildings & fat TV contracts. With this one change we could to away with all the other rediculous talk of radical new rules, bigger nets bla, bla, bla & have are game remain the same but better.

It's time for the league to wake up! :teach:

BLONG7 12-18-2003 06:10 AM

I am all for making the game better, let's hope they can find a solution. I read somewhere though, that a guy said something that makes sense, he said give the coaches 5 year contracts and they wouldn't fear for their jobs and you would see them let the players play and worry less about keeping their jobs and teaching boring defensive style hockey.


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