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05-04-2012, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Xtranova View Post
I live in Europe and one of the things I want here is actually NHL sized rinks. Might remove some beauty, but not as much as you'd think. Game is more intence on smaller surface and the really skilled players will find their moves no matter what. This is what actually makes them as skilled as they are. That players become bigger and faster is nothing to complain about... Just a natural development I suppose
i know it's just one opinion, but i am interested and put a lot of stock into how a person in europe sees the north american game. i was for enlarging the rink until i saw this. conceptually, making the rink bigger would make the game more exciting allowing the skilled players more room to maneuver. but maybe that's not actually the case. i'd like them to give it a shot, though. just as a test. were the games the rangers played overseas last fall played on international or nhl sized rinks?

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