Rink size - IIHF vs NHL
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03-03-2010, 07:00 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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it is easier to trap, because you can push the skill players to the outside and it makes it harder to get good quality shots off on a goalie on larger ice from the outside.
on smaller ice, there is bad places to shoot the puck. but no matter what those bad angle shots can still can get through without the puck being seen.
Yeah, I agree with that. I think Europeans in general will have an advantage, not just KHLers.
The lack of familiarity with the larger ice presents a challenge for NA guys, but it is what it is.
Personally, I prefer the smaller ice. I find it to be more exciting.
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