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After morphing 3 pics into one, this is what the NHL rinks will look like. Thing to point out that you already know, but possibly cant see here:

*Goal lines pushed 2 ft. back

*Neutral zone shrinks

*AHL Goalie Trapezoid is behind the net.

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Thank you Puckguy!

Of all the rule changes that happened, the only one that bothres me,

is the reduction of space behind the net. And me being a goalie, you would think

I'd love it. I've seen such an increase in the amount of activity behind the net

to set up the quick one-timer over the past few years I can't belive they're getting rid of "the office". Coupled with reduced leg pad sizes??....I thought they wre trying to increase scoring?

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Thank you Puckguy!

Of all the rule changes that happened, the only one that bothres me,

is the reduction of space behind the net. And me being a goalie, you would think

I'd love it. I've seen such an increase in the amount of activity behind the net

to set up the quick one-timer over the past few years I can't belive they're getting rid of "the office". Coupled with reduced leg pad sizes??....I thought they wre trying to increase scoring?

Personally, I think the extra space behind the net that was added before only led to more cycling and fewer scoring chances generated from behind the net.

Remember, Gretzky's Office was 3 feet smaller and making it bigger didn't allow others to score.

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I will continue to not understand why they change the ice, equipment, and other stuff to improve the game, when all you really need is have the refs call the game has it's suppossed to be called.

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I will continue to not understand why they change the ice, equipment, and other stuff to improve the game, when all you really need is have the refs call the game has it's suppossed to be called.

thats what I really meant to say

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Thank you Puckguy!

Of all the rule changes that happened,  the only one that bothres me,

is the reduction of space behind the net. And me being a goalie, you would think

I'd love it. I've seen such an increase in the amount of activity behind the net

to set up the quick one-timer over the past few years I can't belive they're getting rid of "the office". Coupled with reduced leg pad sizes??....I thought they wre trying to increase scoring?

Personally, I think the extra space behind the net that was added before only led to more cycling and fewer scoring chances generated from behind the net.

Remember, Gretzky's Office was 3 feet smaller and making it bigger didn't allow others to score.

I concur....it's or the anxiousess..........

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I will continue to not understand why they change the ice, equipment, and other stuff to improve the game, when all you really need is have the refs call the game has it's suppossed to be called.

:hockeysmiley:

Exactly!

and maybe contract 3-4 teams to get rid of a few of those guys who aren't skilled enough on that 4th line...

(and I won't even succest who it should be... because there's very few teams I don't enjoy watching)

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I will continue to not understand why they change the ice, equipment, and other stuff to improve the game, when all you really need is have the refs call the game has it's suppossed to be called.

untill they make the NHL more like International hockey, the NHL will continue to have big problems

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NHL ENACTS RULES CHANGES, CREATES COMPETITION COMMITTEE

The following rink dimensions will take effect for the 2005-06 NHL season:

? The neutral-zone edges of the blue lines will be positioned 64 feet from the attacking goal line and 75 feet from the end boards in the attacking zone. The addition of four feet in each of the offensive zones should encourage more offensive play, particularly on power-plays.

? The goal lines will be positioned 11 feet from the end boards, two feet closer to the end boards than previously.

? The size of the neutral zone will be reduced to 50' from 54'.

? The blue lines and center line will remain at 12 inches in width.

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I was at the Amerks game in Buffalo - the first one with the blue ice. My opinion:

Take out the orange lines, and you've got yourself a winner. IMHO, the blue they painted it makes the ice easier on the eyes.

Either way - the Amerks won, 2-0. :)

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Is Buffalo still going with the blue ice?

Please no. I can't stand to watch games at Boise State with their "Smurf Turf".

I think it's less jarring than the "Smurf Turf". From the pictures I saw (and I will defer to Burgess, who actually saw it in person), it more closely resembled the color blue Sega used for NHL '93-'95. Just enough color to cut down on the glare, and give it a little color. I'd still prefer white, but I grew up playing hockey and have no problem, following the action. But a very pale blue wouldn't be the worst thing they ever did. I just hope that they're using this time off to retrain the refs, and that obstruction can and will be called until people learn to stop doing it.

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Is Buffalo still going with the blue ice?

Please no. I can't stand to watch games at Boise State with their "Smurf Turf".

I think it's less jarring than the "Smurf Turf". From the pictures I saw (and I will defer to Burgess, who actually saw it in person), it more closely resembled the color blue Sega used for NHL '93-'95. Just enough color to cut down on the glare, and give it a little color. I'd still prefer white, but I grew up playing hockey and have no proble, following the action. But a very pale blue wouldn't be the worst thing they ever did. I just hope that they're using this time off to retrain the refs, and that obstruction can and will be called until people learn to stop doing it.

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Great picks, Surv.

Not so bad, I could live with this. What did you think of it in person?

Big question: why did they switch the blue lines to orange... then turn the red line blue? Wouldn't the more logical thing be keeping the blue lines blue and making the red line a little lighter by switching to orange?

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Absolutely ridiculous. Putting both nets on the same side of the ice, and perpendicular to the goal line? Who thinks up this stuff? What about the fans sitting all the way down on the other end of the rink? What are they supposed to watch?

:D

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Absolutely ridiculous. Putting both nets on the same side of the ice, and perpendicular to the goal line? Who thinks up this stuff? What about the fans sitting all the way down on the other end of the rink? What are they supposed to watch?

:D

:lol::lol:

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