Hockey (winter olympics)


critter171
#1
Do you candains want to see a match up in hockey between usa and Candida?


By the way nice job taking care of the Russia. Now its time for usa to t ake care of you guys if we can beat the other team. (finland) I was never big fan of hockey but watching it now.... i think its "growing on me" so i am somewhat new to the sport.

Unlike baseball,football,soccer etc...

Question for you all hockey fans. for the Olympics hockey rink was it smaller or bigger than the nhl hockey rinks?

Wish you all the best on other side of border.
 
Andem
#2
This year, to save costs, the rink is the nhl standard size. I believe that Olympic rinks are usually a few metres longer.
 
DurkaDurka
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Andem View Post

This year, to save costs, the rink is the nhl standard size. I believe that Olympic rinks are usually a few metres longer.

I don't know if that's a cost savings measure opposed to the realities of playing in North America.
 
wulfie68
#4
I'm surprised the IOC let them have a smaller ice surface, but there is still more room behind the net than on NHL ice.
 
DurkaDurka
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68 View Post

I'm surprised the IOC let them have a smaller ice surface, but there is still more room behind the net than on NHL ice.

World Juniors play on NHL sized rinks every time they come to North America. North America shouldn't have to build new arenas to accommodate the Euros
 
#juan
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Andem View Post

This year, to save costs, the rink is the nhl standard size. I believe that Olympic rinks are usually a few metres longer.

The standard NHL rink is 2oo feet by 80 feet. and the Olympic rink is 200 feet by 100 feet.. In the Olympic rink the goal lines are 13 feet from the end boards and in the NHL rink the goal lines are 11 feet from the boards.

The cost savings come because with the smaller rink they can fit in more paying customers.
 
CDNBear
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

World Juniors play on NHL sized rinks every time they come to North America. North America shouldn't have to build new arenas to accommodate the Euros

Or as a friend of ours likes to callem...

Quote:

Euroweenies.

 
DurkaDurka
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

Or as a friend of ours likes to callem...



Mike Milbury referred to the Russians as "EuroTrash" on the NBC commentary last night lol
 
CDNBear
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

Mike Milbury referred to the Russians as "EuroTrash" on the NBC commentary last night lol

That otta stir up the chattering classes...

Quote:

Bring me his head on a platter!!!

 
DurkaDurka
#10
"I was shocked that it was this one-sided. And I was really disappointed that these guys came with their euro-trash game. It was just. No heart, no guts, no nothing there to back it up. I mean Alex Ovechkin was an average player tonight. I know they're going to bounce back, but to be that poor and to be that intimidated physically by the Canadians, that really shocked me."

Mike Milbury

He's kinda like the American version of Don Cherry
 
talloola
#11
the euopean big rink doesn't bring the exciting game that
the NHL rink does, I hope we never change to it.

I remember an interview with Naslund, where he said he loves
playing on the small rink, more fun, faster.

I've watched lots of games on the big ice, and he is right,
not enough contact, players farther apart, can't chase
after players on the boards, as they will just pass it
all the way across to someone else, who has lots of room
too, it becomes very boring.
 
CDNBear
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

"I was shocked that it was this one-sided. And I was really disappointed that these guys came with their euro-trash game. It was just. No heart, no guts, no nothing there to back it up. I mean Alex Ovechkin was an average player tonight. I know they're going to bounce back, but to be that poor and to be that intimidated physically by the Canadians, that really shocked me."

Mike Milbury

He's kinda like the American version of Don Cherry

Well thereya go, he's snail sh!t then ain't he...
 
Risus
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

The standard NHL rink is 2oo feet by 80 feet. and the Olympic rink is 200 feet by 100 feet.. In the Olympic rink the goal lines are 13 feet from the end boards and in the NHL rink the goal lines are 11 feet from the boards.

The cost savings come because with the smaller rink they can fit in more paying customers.

Anyone know what size rinks were used in Salt Lake City and Calgary?
 
TenPenny
#14
You know what the cool thing is? on ctvolympics.ca, you can watch the 'world feed' of the games, which gives you no commentary, just the sounds of the game, the crowd, the sticks, etc....there's no commentators at all.

It's pretty cool.
 
DurkaDurka
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

Anyone know what size rinks were used in Salt Lake City and Calgary?

The saddledome was where hockey was played in the 1988 olympics, NHL sized as the Flames play there still.

Utah might have used Olympic sized ice.

What is basically boils down to is, if an NHL or Junior team is going to play there regularly it will be an NHL sized rink.
 
TenPenny
#16
Utah had Olympic sized rinks.
 
EagleSmack
#17
I still say that Canada will take the Gold in hockey. Those guys losing twice in front of the home crowd? Highly unlikely.
 
TenPenny
#18
They actually played as a team last night, and when they shot on net, they weren't aiming for the goalie's chest.
 
EagleSmack
#19
The Canadians understand what is at stake and we as Americans have hockey 4th on the list of most loved sports.

I've seen more people at a Texas High School football game than I do at the Bruins games.
 
Risus
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

The saddledome was where hockey was played in the 1988 olympics, NHL sized as the Flames play there still.

Utah might have used Olympic sized ice.

What is basically boils down to is, if an NHL or Junior team is going to play there regularly it will be an NHL sized rink.

Thanks, that is what I thought.
 
talloola
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

They actually played as a team last night, and when they shot on net, they weren't aiming for the goalie's chest.

All the reason that the germany game was necessary and
beneficial, it takes a few games to get the chemistry,
and give the coaches time to juggle lines till they are
happy with the mix, it all looks good on paper, but until
the team is playing, they can't be 100% sure of lines.

They don't 'aim' at the goalie's chest, the play is so
fast, most times a player doesn't have time to actually
pick the corner, and when they do, they often miss the net,
then they get trashed for 'not' being able to hit the
target, I think the goalies have had to make many saves
from canadian shots, especially the u.s., so, the more
shots the more chance for goals, but more importantly, is
getting the scoring chances, and not just shooting weak
shots that have no chance at all.
 
cdarro
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

The standard NHL rink is 2oo feet by 80 feet. and the Olympic rink is 200 feet by 100 feet.. In the Olympic rink the goal lines are 13 feet from the end boards and in the NHL rink the goal lines are 11 feet from the boards.

The cost savings come because with the smaller rink they can fit in more paying customers.

The NHL or Canadian ice surface is 200x85 feet, not 80. And the IIHF surface is 30x60 metres, or 196.8x98.4 feet.
 
cdarro
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

The saddledome was where hockey was played in the 1988 olympics, NHL sized as the Flames play there still.

Utah might have used Olympic sized ice.

What is basically boils down to is, if an NHL or Junior team is going to play there regularly it will be an NHL sized rink.

The Calgary games were played on an Olympic size surface, as originally the first three rows of seats in the Saddledome were removeable. This feature was never used again after the games and was removed when the Dome was renovated in the 1990s.

Salt Lake also played on an Olympic surface.
Last edited by cdarro; Feb 25th, 2010 at 09:49 PM..
 
Kreskin
#24
This is where real hockey is played, not the sissified-style played by drunken slobs in Russia.
 
talloola
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

This is where real hockey is played, not the sissified-style played by drunken slobs in Russia.

Is it vodka in the water bottles?
 
ironsides
#26
IOC to investigate Canadian women's hockey team for celebration

"The International Olympic Committee will investigate the actions of Canadian women's hockey players who celebrated their gold medal victory Thursday night by swigging beer and smoking cigars on the ice in Vancouver.
A number of players, including 18-year-old superstar Marie-Philip Poulin , were drinking alcohol on the ice following the team's 2-0 defeat of the United States . (The legal drinking age in British Columbia is 19.) Players lingered for more than 70 minutes after the awards ceremony reveling in the arena, which was empty except for media and arena staff."
IOC to investigate Canadian women's hockey team for celebration - Fourth-Place Medal - 2010 Olympics Blog - Yahoo! Sports


 
critter171
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Andem View Post

This year, to save costs, the rink is the nhl standard size. I believe that Olympic rinks are usually a few metres longer.

lol i finally look it up the night i ask this quetion finally got the dang page.

Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

World Juniors play on NHL sized rinks every time they come to North America. North America shouldn't have to build new arenas to accommodate the Euros

Totally agree with this, why should we got to suffer?

Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

The Canadians understand what is at stake and we as Americans have hockey 4th on the list of most loved sports.

I've seen more people at a Texas High School football game than I do at the Bruins games.

Let see if i can get this right...

1. Football 2. Baseball 3. Basketball 4. Hockey. Anyways i like to see who take gold i want to surprise and stun the candida but even if we lose we win in a way too.
 

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