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Team Canada to use artificial light to deal with the "24 hours of darkness" in Ufa

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12-12-2012, 07:00 AM
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Of course they don't! It's roughly on the same latitude as Edmonton and I doubt they were fussing around with lamps last year.

The whole thing is so over the top and ignorant that I found it funny. But I love it though, brings back that whole Cold War mentality back a bit. Going deep into unknown heartland Russia, equipped with Kraft dinner and lamps!
I've never been in Edmonton especially in winter. But bringing along lamps and KD might be a good idea. Although the cold and dark helps keep the mosquitos away.

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Another highlights for the american educationsystem

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12-12-2012, 07:11 AM
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Ufa, Russia:

Sunrise: 10.30
Sunset: 17.48
Length of daytime: 7 h 17 min

Edmonton, Canada:

Sunrise: 08.42
Sunset: 16.13
Length of daytime: 7 h 31 min

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12-12-2012, 07:13 AM
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14 minutes matter.

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Ufa, Russia:

Sunrise: 10.30
Sunset: 17.48
Length of daytime: 7 h 17 min

Edmonton, Canada:

Sunrise: 08.42
Sunset: 16.13
Length of daytime: 7 h 31 min
Maybe they forgot to turn the clocks forward and are wondering why its dark at 2 pm.

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Well, everyone falls on their face at some point. Might as well be here with this.
I think it is really funny though just how "ignorant" Hockey Canada is.
Good to laugh once in a while

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12-12-2012, 08:09 AM
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On December 26th, Ufa will get 7 hours and 15 minutes of daylight. Edmonton, for comparison, will get 7 hours and 29 minutes. What the **** is Hockey Canada going on about?
Speaking of which, remind me to tell my brother his baby probably isn't old enough to race the sled dog team yet

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They're going to Russia after all. Fully expect the Russians to lock them into old Soviet barracks with no windows and no electricty before and after games. 24 hours of darkness.

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12-12-2012, 08:41 AM
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On December 26th, Ufa will get 7 hours and 15 minutes of daylight. Edmonton, for comparison, will get 7 hours and 29 minutes. What the **** is Hockey Canada going on about?


What a joke, someone needs to get reamed to this. It's making Hockey Canada look pretty stupid.

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12-12-2012, 08:46 AM
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They need to worry more about these:



and less about these:

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Another highlights for the american educationsystem
Just like your apparent lack of reading comprehension is a highlight of the Swedish education system? Last I checked this is Spott we're talking about-not Phil Housley. I love how truly worldy HF Boards is.....Able to sift geoographic ignorance at a drop of a hat. I wonder how many posters had to geocode Ufa to come to their conclusions?

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They're going to Russia after all. Fully expect the Russians to lock them into old Soviet barracks with no windows and no electricty before and after games. 24 hours of darkness.

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12-12-2012, 08:55 AM
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LOL in Russia? This is in regions of Finland and Sweden with the long nights. Haha wow..

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LOL in Russia? This is in regions of Finland and Sweden with the long nights. Haha wow..
Umm...what?? I have no idea what you are trying to say here.

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While most of Sweden really is dark during that time, I am happy to tell worried Canadians that the WJC 13'-14' host city Malmö is located at the southern part of Sweden, almost as far south as you get. IMO we should have placed the event in Luleå though....or maybe Kiruna, at an outdoor rink.

Kiruna would have been awesome!

12/12/2012
Polar night, the sun doesn’t rise.
Moonrise 08:32
Moonset 12:32

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Another highlights for the american educationsystem
It doesn't sting nearly as bad when you have the wrong country and poor grammar.

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Umm...what?? I have no idea what you are trying to say here.
Well, Helsinki would be situated in the middle of Hudson Bay in Canada, and northern Lapland began the 7 weeks long night about two weeks ago. Maybe the Canadian team could leave the lamps to Finland - I could use them!

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12-12-2012, 10:27 AM
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Kiruna would have been awesome!

12/12/2012
Polar night, the sun doesn’t rise.
Moonrise 08:32
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You just get that awesome errie glow. I hope to spend a week in a polar night city/area at some point

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14 minutes matter.
Roughly how long it takes us to blow a WJC championship in the 3rd period, right?


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12-12-2012, 10:28 AM
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Well, Helsinki would be situated in the middle of Hudson Bay in Canada, and northern Lapland began the 7 weeks long night about two weeks ago. Maybe the Canadian team could leave the lamps to Finland - I could use them!
There are also parts of Northern Russia that get it, such as Murmansk.

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It doesn't sting nearly as bad when you have the wrong country and poor grammar.
Grammar doesn't matter considering the guy speaks Swedish first.

This is pretty terrible.

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There are also parts of Northern Russia that get it, such as Murmansk.
Yeah, it's a crazily big city for that latitude, it's pretty much just tundra up there. One would think that Canadians would understand about large countries, Russia comes in pretty many varieties...

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Of course they don't! It's roughly on the same latitude as Edmonton and I doubt they were fussing around with lamps last year.

The whole thing is so over the top and ignorant that I found it funny. But I love it though, brings back that whole Cold War mentality back a bit. Going deep into unknown heartland Russia, equipped with Kraft dinner and lamps!
Don't forget about Spaghetti-O's! And Pop-Tarts, for a hearty, nutritious breakfast. By the time the boys get back to Canada, they're going to be so tan that everyone will think they've been to Jamaica!


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Haha, I thought they were joking when I heard it on the radio the other day, but then I realized they were serious?! Oh man this is hillarious

The should bring their beds too, lol. The ones in Russia can seriously hurt sleep patterns as they are very different.
Yes, Russians would never complain about the food and living facilities during an international hockey tournament in Canada.

TV is on the floor

Nonetheless, the statements in that article come across as ignorant.

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Yeah, it's a crazily big city for that latitude, it's pretty much just tundra up there. One would think that Canadians would understand about large countries, Russia comes in pretty many varieties...
You mean Toronto and Iqaluit aren't the same??

Stupid Hockey Canada

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