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In Topic: Slow News Day: Kremlin Edition- Could IK Come Back to NHL?

26 March 2015 - 11:57 AM

OK, so you buy Parise wanting to go home to a place one time zone away, that speaks a slightly different version of American English, practices most of the same customs and traditions as people in New Jersey, where he still had instant telephone and text access to all of his family and friends in Minnesota, but Kovalchuk going back to a place nine time zones away where he had almost none of the luxuries Parise did here and had to adapt to an entirely new lifestyle to, you're not buying? It was just money for Kovy but Parise's reasons were noble ones?

I think Parise wanted to be near his father before he passed away and the money was there to make the decision easy. Is Kovy's dad passing? If not, this is more about money than family--that's what I think most people feel. For me, Kovy left in part because he was worn down and now he's able play play much less grinding hockey.

In Topic: Capgeek is closed.

20 March 2015 - 02:46 AM

A great loss to the hockey community. He and his much appreciated contribution to the hockey world will be missed.

In Topic: So now that 3-on-3 OT is happening, what about the format?

19 March 2015 - 02:01 PM

I don't understand why an extra 5 minutes of 4-on-4 wasn't an option.
Given the options I would prefer 5 minutes of 3 on 3. I'd like to do whatever option minimizes the appearance of shootouts. Not because the Devils are bad at it, but because I enjoy watching the game more than the shootout.

Exactly! I despised the shoutout when we were awesome at it and now that we suck at it.... I still despise it. Frankly, my preference would be for 5 mins of 4-4 followed by 3 to 5 mins of 3-3 and then it's a tie. That would minimize the number of ties and I think even 21st century Americans could live with some ties in this scenario. Or am I expecting too much from the common fan?

In Topic: Hockey should be 4 on 4 the whole game

19 March 2015 - 01:55 PM

Wider rink would mess up almost all the arenas.
The sport is fine the way it is, people are just knit picking. I mean 4 on 4 for the whole game....cmon people.

How much effort would it really take to change? I'm not disputing your assertion, I honestly don't really know. It seems like the number of seats would go down (obviously) but I, not sure a new layout would be that difficult, would it? After all, many arenas can change from hockey to b-ball on different days! Talk about different layouts......

In Topic: Hockey should be 4 on 4 the whole game

19 March 2015 - 01:53 PM

There I said it. 4 on 4 play would open up the ice and increase scoring to an acceptable level. Its alot more fun to watch aswell. 5 on 5 is too cluttered and 3 on 3 has fewer offensive options.

Essentially what you're trying to do is to create more .room for plays, right? The Europeans have already done that by playing on a larger ice surface. I think altering the size of the ice surface is a more "moderate" change than changing the core of the way the game is played. IMO, I would be against anything like changing the very structure of the game,