Thread: KHL Expansion
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12-06-2012, 09:59 PM
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That's a good metaphor.

I would keep everything as it is in terms of rinks. Even now within Europe, Finnish rinks are a bit narrower than Russian rinks. So what? It makes the game of hockey more variable and challenging, in that visiting teams need to adapt to an ice rink slightly (or not so slightly, between NHL and KHL) different from their home arena. There's no need to standardize and unify everything to the last detail. This is also customary in baseball -- each baseball stadium and its playing field is slightly different (also in terms of dimensions) and has its own peculiarities.

As I suggested, I would only schedule 10 out of 82 games in a season to be played on the other continent, as part of 2 transatlantic road-trips per 5 games each, so I don't quite understand the hysterical reactions by Proclamation & others. Is 10 out of 82 games per season really that many?

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