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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, 03:23 PM
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What do they do if they play back to back games in Seattle or Vancouver?
Why they bring their lamps, of course!

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12-12-2012, 04:38 PM
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Hopefully he won't forget to tell the good old Canadian kids not to drink from vodka rivers.

Steve Spott leading Team Canada to Ufa Arena:
Sooo weird, I just watched that scene....

Canada on strike??

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12-12-2012, 05:04 PM
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I'm pretty sure this is just about the time change and adjusting their circadian rhythm,
Your circadian rhythm is generally dictated by light and darkness.
This would combat the lack of natural light and dimly lit hotel rooms.

I wouldn't be surprised to see European teams do this in the future when playing in North America.
This. That was my first thought after re-reading the (poorly written) article. It was still good for a few laughs though. lol

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what it really means is, no one wants to go to russia.

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what it really means is, no one wants to go to russia.
Or at least not that far east.

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The Canadians are just playing mind games. "Kind of" bashing the host city("local food isn't good enough for us", "the weather is too gloomy for us" etc.) is a good way to irritate the Russians.

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Gentlemen, it is always dark behind the iron curtain

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The Canadians are just playing mind games. "Kind of" bashing the host city("local food isn't good enough for us", "the weather is too gloomy for us" etc.) is a good way to irritate the Russians.
They have always brought a chef with them to Europe. That's not a new thing. Lighting? Yeah....I don't know what they're thinking.

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12-13-2012, 12:28 AM
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Off topic, but tomorrow Kemerovo morning features windy -43. Pipets.
We have about -25 С without wind now in Ufa.
Nice coldy sunny day.

Web-cam about 0.5 km away from Ufa-arena: http://maps.ufanet.ru/videos/47


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They have always brought a chef with them to Europe. That's not a new thing.
Yeah, how would they manage without the world-renowned Canadian cuisine?

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Yeah, how would they manage without the world-renowned Canadian cuisine?
Your sarcasm doesn't make a donair taste any less awesome.

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Yeah, how would they manage without the world-renowned Canadian cuisine?
They wouldn't even medal without grilled cheese.

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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?
Well the government is going to steal all of the light

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Discussion in HC about what they gonna take to Russia with them...


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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?
Don't be a hater, 14 minutes make all the difference

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We have about -25 С without wind now in Ufa.
Nice coldy sunny day.

Web-cam about 0.5 km away from Ufa-arena: http://maps.ufanet.ru/videos/47
Russians cannot drive...

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what it really means is, no one wants to go to russia.
Some reporters here in Finland tried to create controversy too by giving this year's games the whole 'murky Russia' spin (and I don't mean the lack of light, but being in the 'third world' in general), and our head coach simply responded: "We've talked to [Finnish] players who have actually played there. They say Ufa is almost a western-looking city, and the facilities there are NHL level."

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Forget everything else: the dark murky Russian factor, the day light, the clouds. The biggest issue with Ufa is simply that it is fairly boring. Kind of like hosting the tournament in Regina or Des Moines. Of course I'm not sure that's a bad thing for the players.

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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.
I was going to mention this. Edmonton is at 53-32, Ufa is at 54-45,
not a great difference.

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Kiruna would have been awesome!

12/12/2012
Polar night, the sun doesn’t rise.
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For BJ's hometown, they could bring lights.

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Some reporters here in Finland tried to create controversy too by giving this year's games the whole 'murky Russia' spin (and I don't mean the lack of light, but being in the 'third world' in general), and our head coach simply responded: "We've talked to [Finnish] players who have actually played there. They say Ufa is almost a western-looking city, and the facilities there are NHL level."
I always do enjoy reading people comment on Russia who have never set foot in the country. The stereotypes and delusion is hilarious. It is usually the media feeding this dribble and idiots just take it in as the truth.

Respect to your head coach though Finland is a real dark horse this year for me and will spoil the tournament for someone.

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what it really means is, no one wants to go to russia.
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Forget everything else: the dark murky Russian factor, the day light, the clouds. The biggest issue with Ufa is simply that it is fairly boring. Kind of like hosting the tournament in Regina or Des Moines. Of course I'm not sure that's a bad thing for the players.
Because the tournament is usually held in such exciting,fascinating, desirable fun places such as Edmonton, Buffalo, Saskatoon, Grand Forks, Leksand etc. etc.

I'm sure they spend almost all of their time either at the rink, the hotel or commuting between these two places anyway.

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We have about -25 С without wind now in Ufa.
Nice coldy sunny day.

Web-cam about 0.5 km away from Ufa-arena: http://maps.ufanet.ru/videos/47
+5 in Toronto and sunny. I don't know how you guys (not just Russians (I'm looking at you Winnipeg and Edmonton), take temps like that on a regular basis. Thats not even enjoyable winter cold.

Edit: I like how big and open that intersection is! Toronto needs more of those.

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Yeah, how would they manage without the world-renowned Canadian cuisine?
Ah yes, we forgot, a chef from Canada is only allowed to make Donair, Beavertails and Poutine. On a special day they get grilled cheese, but only if they win.



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Russians cannot drive...
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It's minus 5 with a windchill of minus 10 in Monxton and yes there is snow on the ground
I'm moving to TO except I don't like traffic
The dinner will be KD and ketchup with a main course of fried balloney and mustard, maybe some boiled wieners

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The Canadians are just playing mind games. "Kind of" bashing the host city("local food isn't good enough for us", "the weather is too gloomy for us" etc.) is a good way to irritate the Russians.
No extra effort is necessary for them to be irritating!

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