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01-01-2014, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Dactyl View Post
i thought it would be the IIHF/IOC but i guess its the host nation. im also pretty sure Canada has struggled on larger ice in the past (could someone confirm or deny this?) so this should be pretty interesting. Russia is home and most of their players have had experience on that ice size. it really becomes a different game.
I don't like the bottom-six checking lines mantra on this bigger ice. In that ESPN article the architects admitted they lack speed on this team. They have good skaters on defense. Probably Orpik's only redeeming quality. It is concerning, but we'll see.

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