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11-20-2012, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Macman View Post
Big ice? A non-issue.
I think that's wrong. It obviously is an issue. The way the game is played effectively on the larger sheet, and players doing it for the majority of their lives obviously have an advantage. Especially for goalies, adjusting the angles takes some time that you don't have over a short tournament.

That said, while it undoubtedly is an issue, is it an issue that's big enough to question Canada's status as a top-favourite, especially due to the lockout? Certainly not.

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