Monday, April 28, 2008


Getting back into watching the odd period of NHL ice hockey reminds me that the league must increase the ice surface size. The current standard is one of 200 feet long by 85 feet wide. These have been the dimensions for years, which only reminds me that I was saying the same thing in the early 1970s! I'm not suggesting the playing area should be increased to Olympic or International specifications (200' x 98.5') but I think an extra five to seven feet in the width measurement is essential.

Back in the 1970s, the Pittsburg Penguins were playing at home on a 210 by 90 foot ice surface (if I remember correctly). That was nice ice.

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