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03-03-2010, 05:43 PM
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RandV
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Originally Posted by HarlemsFinest View Post
i can't beleive how tight the olympic people always seem to be about every little thing, yet the host gets options on which ice they want? to me that makes no sense. it's clearly advantageous to people who play in the NHL versus other teams comprising of mostly international players.

not that i'm complaining, but i was surprised that vancouver was even allowed to not have an IIHF size rink.
Maybe they told them how many prime ticket front row seats would have to be removed from GM place to make it international size, and how much money would be lost from that?

Either way I don't mind the bigger rinks it's just nice to see international competition played on our size of rink once in a while. They may call the big ice the 'international' size but they're really isn't a true agreement on a standardized rink but rather it's North American vs European size. Now that I think about it I kind of wonder the history behind each standard.

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