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03-03-2010, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Siberian View Post
Moving to the smaller ice will take away a lot from European hockey as far as development of the young talents go. That is the only advantage Europe has over North America. If Europe will start develoing their youngsters on small ice then all advantage is gone and Canada with USA will dominate by sheer quantity of players.
You are right. The big ice is why Europeans on average are better skaters and danglers, while lacking in the physicality. If we all move to the smaller ice, we will not have such a diversity of playing styles.

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