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05-03-2012, 09:17 AM
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Reijo R
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Time to go to International size rinks

Maybe not the best time to bring this up, after a classic win like that, but I've gotten very frustrated watching these playoffs. There is no room for skilled players to do their thing, and the games are often won by lucky bounces of the puck. The players have gotten too big and too fast for the current game, and guys like Gaborik, Ovechkin, Semin, Seguin, (etc.) have little room to operate. These are grudge matches, and it's not pretty to watch. The skilled players really need the extra 10 feet in length and 13 feet in width.

Do you guys ever foresee the NHL increasing the ice size? If not, why do you feel they wouldn't? I know a lot of people feel that owners will never do it because they'd lose 1-2 rows or premium-priced seating, but they could make some of that up by slightly raising ticket prices for the remaining seats. Plus, I think there would be more interest in hockey if we saw special players doing special things, as opposed to the hockey we're seeing now.

Thoughts?

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