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04-30-2006, 07:43 PM
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Was MLG a regulation sized rink?

I always wondered if it was the last of the smaller rinks to go, was it 200 x 85? I never saw a game their in person but on TV the ice always looked smaller than most other rinks. The corners in that rink never looked normal for some reason.

I heard that Calgary is really 195 x 83 but always listed as regulation for some reason, and now that I think of it it does kind of look smaller on TV as well.

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I always wondered if it was the last of the smaller rinks to go, was it 200 x 85? I never saw a game their in person but on TV the ice always looked smaller than most other rinks. The corners in that rink never looked normal for some reason.

I heard that Calgary is really 195 x 83 but always listed as regulation for some reason, and now that I think of it it does kind of look smaller on TV as well.
Toronto was regulation size, from the original 6 days I think Boston and Chicago were the only two that were not. After expansion I think Buffalo and Calgary (both in there old rinks) were smaller.

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The Saddledome would be regulation size as it can be expanded to international size. So I doubt they would have made it under NHL size. In theory can rinks be larger? If the Flames decided they liked the international size could they expand the Saddledome and use it that large or would the NHL force them to use the regular size?

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The Saddledome would be regulation size as it can be expanded to international size. So I doubt they would have made it under NHL size. In theory can rinks be larger? If the Flames decided they liked the international size could they expand the Saddledome and use it that large or would the NHL force them to use the regular size?
They'd lose a lot of lower level seats by doing that, so you won't be seeing that.

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Oh I know they would lose seats doing that, but as far as NHL rules go can they do that? Or in a different scenerio let's say a team decides to build a new arena, can they make the ice international size or does the NHL force them to stay at North American size?

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Oh I know they would lose seats doing that, but as far as NHL rules go can they do that? Or in a different scenerio let's say a team decides to build a new arena, can they make the ice international size or does the NHL force them to stay at North American size?
I do not believe that would be allowed, but to be honest I have seen many games of International ice and it is all rather boring. The extra width just does not bring much to the party.

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Yeah I'm not crazy about international sized games. But it would give a predominantly European team an advantage.

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So that's what the Rangers need!
But in all seriousness, I really doubt that the NHL would allow one rink to be bigger/smaller than all the rest, the NHL does not seem to like unique things like that, they're trying to make everything uniform, so it's not like the MLB where different parks are all different sizes.

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Yeah I'm not crazy about international sized games. But it would give a predominantly European team an advantage.
But what if the rink wasn't quite as large as the international size? What if the rink was about 6 or 7 feet wider?

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I think rinks should be allowed to have dif sized ice surfaces.

It could give teams a huge home ice advantage imo and in soem cases a disadvatage on the rd

It adds a different element to the game and its just cool

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Yeh, those International games on the big ice service are incredibly boring. Who the heck would want to watch hockey dominated by skill rather than size?

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I think rinks should be allowed to have dif sized ice surfaces.

It could give teams a huge home ice advantage imo and in soem cases a disadvatage on the rd

It adds a different element to the game and its just cool
Maybe the NBA cud try the same thing, we cud make the Raptor's play B.B. on a court 200x85, we would be no worse off than we are right now !!!

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Yeh, those International games on the big ice service are incredibly boring. Who the heck would want to watch hockey dominated by skill rather than size?
Keep in mind most games most people have seen on International Ice are the Olympics, World Cups etc. you are seeing the best players in the world play. try watching a couple of low level teams with little skill play and come back and tell me you think it would be better.

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Keep in mind most games most people have seen on International Ice are the Olympics, World Cups etc. you are seeing the best players in the world play. try watching a couple of low level teams with little skill play and come back and tell me you think it would be better.
Why would I want to watch low level teams with little skill play on any size rink? That is one reason I seldom attend an NHL game over here. I would say watching the better European club teams on the big ice would be much more entertaining than most NHL games.

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A team should have a rink like the "Mini Rink" feature on NHL 2k6.

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Why would I want to watch low level teams with little skill play on any size rink? That is one reason I seldom attend an NHL game over here. I would say watching the better European club teams on the big ice would be much more entertaining than most NHL games.
So you think Europeon club teams are better than NHL teams ????

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So you think Europeon club teams are better than NHL teams ????
He said more entertaining to watch, not "better" per se.

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The Saddledome would be regulation size as it can be expanded to international size. So I doubt they would have made it under NHL size. In theory can rinks be larger? If the Flames decided they liked the international size could they expand the Saddledome and use it that large or would the NHL force them to use the regular size?
He's talking about Calgary's original arena, The Corral, which was a sardine can.

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He said more entertaining to watch, not "better" per se.
Thank you, that was exactly my point. The bigger ice surface gives the smaller skilled player a chance to show his stuff. A lot of smaller very skilled North american players went to Europe to play in years past as the NHL would not give them a chance.

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Originally Posted by Leaf Lander
I think rinks should be allowed to have dif sized ice surfaces.

It could give teams a huge home ice advantage imo and in soem cases a disadvatage on the rd

It adds a different element to the game and its just cool
I agree. It just adds to the character of the game. The same thing is present in major league baseball.

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