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03-03-2010, 11:05 AM
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Do you think the KHLers will have a big advantage at Sochi, playing on the larger ice surface?

I've been reading in various threads here some differing opinions about the effect the wider ice surface has on the game.

A lot of people are under the opinion that the better skilled players have more room to demonstrate their abilities on the bigger ice.

But, there is also the argument that it's just as easy to trap on the big ice surface.
No. The vast majority are just not as talented as the NHL guys. The players that stood out for Russia were NHL players - the rest, with the possible exception of Radulov, looked like background/filler talent. Same goes for the other teams (Jagr excepted).

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