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02-17-2010, 09:25 PM
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If the NHL really wants to speed up the game.....

Why not raise the height of the glass? Yeah they have the netting behind the goals but what's stopping the league from just eliminating a ton of the pucks out of play? It will speed up the game and be safer for the fans. Just crossed my mind right now after 13 years of watching the sport.

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That's actually an interesting idea. Seems kinda obvious when you think about it.

I can't think of any reason not to, except for the cost factor.

But before they do this, IMO, seamless glass should be mandatory in all arenas.

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http://www.nytimes.com/1997/01/19/sp...l?pagewanted=1

Don't know how much glass has improved since them but that pretty much sums it up.

another one you gotta read a good ways into it but talks about changes that were made previously to do exactly what your talking about. I realise however your talking about even higher glass. still the article kinda gets to it.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/arti...=429&zoneid=24

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Problem is the leverage put on the glass. the Higher it goes, the more fragile it is.

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http://www.nytimes.com/1997/01/19/sp...l?pagewanted=1

Don't know how much glass has improved since them but that pretty much sums it up.

another one you gotta read a good ways into it but talks about changes that were made previously to do exactly what your talking about. I realise however your talking about even higher glass. still the article kinda gets to it.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/arti...=429&zoneid=24
That article is pretty old. The give on seamless glass has improved greatly since then. Boards with seamless glass are supposed to have these springs built into them to give them more give

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Actually, back in the day, the Hartford Civic Center was known as the only rink in the NHL to have the longer (end boards) glass all the way around the rink...

Usually, the glass at arenas tapers down when you get to around the bottom of the circles and lowers by about 3-4'. Simply having that additional 3-4' around the entire length of the arena would in an of itself keep a lot more pucks in play...

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Actually, back in the day, the Hartford Civic Center was known as the only rink in the NHL to have the longer (end boards) glass all the way around the rink...

Usually, the glass at arenas tapers down when you get to around the bottom of the circles and lowers by about 3-4'. Simply having that additional 3-4' around the entire length of the arena would in an of itself keep a lot more pucks in play...
Thanks, now I have Brass Bonanza stuck in my head ....

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Thanks, now I have Brass Bonanza stuck in my head ....


Da, da, da...

0:36 into the video you will see the "Junior Whalers" player card of Carey Wilson (Colin's dad). I got the John Anderson one for writing a letter back when I was maybe 8 or 9 and still have it proudly displayed on the side of my dresser...

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Da, da, da...

0:36 into the video you will see the "Junior Whalers" player card of Carey Wilson (Colin's dad). I got the John Anderson one for writing a letter back when I was maybe 8 or 9 and still have it proudly displayed on the side of my dresser...
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Damn you Lake for getting that song in my head!

Ah the Whale.....inbetween NYC and Boston.Had NO chance at all at surviving....


The moral to a NHL team in Hamilton story.

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How much will it really speed up the play though? Maybe 5 minutes total? I think it's a good idea in the long run to make the glass higher (although like BigFatCat pointed out, it would be more fragile), but I don't think it would make that much of a difference on the length of a game.

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