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12-30-2012, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Smaller rinks were a disadvantage to players whose game was built on skating. Smaller rinks featured upwards of 800sq feet of playing surface so it was easier to cover players.

Extrapolate to the difference between a standard NHL rink and the standard international rink. Or watch WJC games in Europe - this years to tournaments held in Canada. Speed and puck movement, skill is much more evident this year in Ufa.
Thanks, I can see how that could affect his game to some degree. It would be interesting to see Perreault's home/road splits compared to his contemporaries. Which other rinks were not standard size? Didn't Boston used to have a smaller rink? I wonder if that was another factor that helped Espo. When did these rinks become standard size?

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