Smaller rinks according to Medvedev...
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12-24-2008, 11:51 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
If the KHL has problems, smaller ice surfaces is not the way to go. It is clear that the bigger ice surfaces are the way to go. The 85 *200 size was built for the game of nearly a 100 years ago. Players are now much bigger, stronger and faster. The equipment alone improves the players. In addition, the game is coached like a chess match. Just watch Olympic or World Championship Hockey, they are played on the bigger 100 * 200 size rinks and the games are quite entertaining.
Larionov probably wants some small rinks for the players to train on for the U20 events which are almost always played in Canada (85*200).
Does anyone know what the mandate is from Fetisov and Tretiak to take Russia to the next level? Could someone explain?
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