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09-10-2012, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Smaller NHL ice surface than the international sized rink requires quicker reads and execution. The longer schedule compacted into short segments 3 games in 4 nights, 2 in 3 are a factor but not as much as the rink size and execution.

Of course we assume that all can adapt to rink size and schedule length easily. The opposite is true whether for present day players or pre O6 era players.
Right, I can agree that this was also likely a factor in Streit's long adjustment period

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