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07-22-2008, 02:53 PM
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KHL good hockey?

is it good hockey just wondering

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different strokes for different folks could be the best answer.

more skill based vs. physical

i think if there were more camera angles during the broadcast (like NHL) it'd be more entertaining to watch

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I really think they should switch to the smaller ice. Heck, they want to compete with the NHL, they restructured the whole league itself, why not have the first small ice surface in europe. People will never bite on to the league if they don't IMO.
It did the russians OK in the WC.

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i agree, or at least make the new arenas in the smaller dimensions.

though would that be fair to have some small and most big?

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I really think they should switch to the smaller ice. Heck, they want to compete with the NHL, they restructured the whole league itself, why not have the first small ice surface in europe. People will never bite on to the league if they don't IMO.
It did the russians OK in the WC.
Not so sure it would work. It takes away advertising space.

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Is fighting allowed like in DEL? or do you get suspension from fisticufs?

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I really think they should switch to the smaller ice. Heck, they want to compete with the NHL, they restructured the whole league itself, why not have the first small ice surface in europe. People will never bite on to the league if they don't IMO.
It did the russians OK in the WC.
But are they really trying to compete with the NHL? I thought they were jusy revamping the old Russian Super league. Giving it a new look.

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I really think they should switch to the smaller ice. Heck, they want to compete with the NHL, they restructured the whole league itself, why not have the first small ice surface in europe. People will never bite on to the league if they don't IMO.
It did the russians OK in the WC.
Why blindly copy the NHL? Has it been conclusively established that NHL dimensions provide the best balance between creative and dynamic hockey? From what I know, KHL has their expert commission investigating this issue, and while opinions continue to vary, the Finnish 28m variant is looking like the more plausible possibility for the future.

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Not copy the NHL, but the WC. European teams looked better than ever at the recent World Championships. Heck, even Belarus was fun to watch. The boring defensive play of the big ice was erased. I don't think Russia would have been as dynamic as they were and scored many of those goals on the large ice.
I'm no expert in ice dimensions, what is the difference opposed to Finnish 28M to nhl and khl measures?

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I'm no expert in ice dimensions, what is the difference opposed to Finnish 28M to nhl and khl measures?
If the Russians are using IIHF regulation ice (which I assume they are), then the Finnish ice surface is a happy medium between the IIHF (29-30m) and the NHL (roughly 26m).

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On a side note. I was wondering this. How many players in the KHL are there that would simply light it up in the NHL and be an absolute star? Jagr aside.

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i agree, or at least make the new arenas in the smaller dimensions.

though would that be fair to have some small and most big?
This often happens in NCAA. It gives teams a big home-ice advantage

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If the Russians are using IIHF regulation ice (which I assume they are), then the Finnish ice surface is a happy medium between the IIHF (29-30m) and the NHL (roughly 26m).
This is a false assumption. A few years ago many teams in the SM-liiga had smaller than int. size rinks (about 28 meters wide) but now only a few.

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