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02-15-2004, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Mizral
Oh, I should also add, basketball/hockey hybrid arenas are also to blame. Staples Center ice is terrible, and that's part of the reason of the injuries there I suspect. Whereas in Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and a few non-basketball American NHL cities have 'Hockey First' arenas, which have much better ice.
couldn't agree more. i'd like to see a study done on this. wings defenseman kronwall broke his leg in the staples center doing very light activity during a warm up skate. the rash of groin injuries the wings were suffering early on was happening almost all on the road, in multi-purpose buildings.

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