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FlagDUDE08
12-30-2015, 02:09 PM
Makes sense. I would have thought rink size would be a hangup for the combination of Xcel and Mariucci too until I heard that tidbit about the two Finnish rinks being different sizes.

As much as a little of different size is one thing, that extra 15 feet of width is much more significant. Heck, UMASS is 200x95 and many consider it to be essentially Olympic.

FlagDUDE08
12-30-2015, 02:10 PM
Also of note, by the time this tournament would have happen, Maricucci is scheduled to be changed to 92' wide instead of the current 100' so it would be very similar to this year.

Too much work to go all the way down to 85?

FlagDUDE08
12-30-2015, 02:11 PM
WJC GAME RESET

Time: ~52:00

Score:
T USA: :D:D*:D:D:D/:D:D:D:D/
T SUI: /:mad:/

Power Plays:
USA: :(:(/(:(:(:D):((/:()
SUI: :)/(:D:)):)/

Shirtless Guy
12-30-2015, 02:11 PM
Too much work to go all the way down to 85?

idk, probably changes sightlines too much.

FlagDUDE08
12-30-2015, 02:16 PM
Of course, if they're trying to do Ice Bowl II at Ralph Wilson Stadium and want to make a game of the WJC part of that, we can throw all of this discussion about differing rink sizes out the window. :eek:

Shirtless Guy
12-30-2015, 02:19 PM
Of course, if they're trying to do Ice Bowl II at Ralph Wilson Stadium and want to make a game of the WJC part of that, we can throw all of this discussion about differing rink sizes out the window. :eek:

And having that game that close to Canada makes the difference for that specific event.

Hopefully the next event in the US could be here, but after Detroit replaces Joe Louis Arena, I would think that could be an option...

FlagDUDE08
12-30-2015, 02:22 PM
And having that game that close to Canada makes the difference for that specific event.

Hopefully the next event in the US could be here, but after Detroit replaces Joe Louis Arena, I would think that could be an option...

Pretty much a guarantee for this country is that it's going to be somewhat close to Canada in order to drive attendance.

If you ever get a chance to go to this tournament, though, it's a really fun time. I really enjoyed it the last time it was in Buffalo, and would love to go for 2018; saw three really good games.

FlagDUDE08
12-30-2015, 02:22 PM
WJC GAME RESET

Time: FINAL

Score:
T USA: :D:D*:D:D:D/:D:D:D:D/
T SUI: /:mad:/

Power Plays:
USA: :(:(/(:(:(:D):((/:()
SUI: :)/(:D:)):)/

Ralph Baer
12-30-2015, 02:39 PM
Pools are determined from the previous year's placement. 1-4-5-8 in one pool, 2-3-6-7 in the other. I can't remember which gets the 9th team and which gets the promoted team. Don't know about the semis, though.

I don't recall if I was posting goals at the time.

J.D.
12-30-2015, 02:49 PM
If i'm reading the schedule right, we play before finland-czech republic. Even then, those teams prob expect us to win. Any chance there is sime cat and mouse game between them knowing that if they win, they get canada. Perhaps they would rather face us.

bothman
12-30-2015, 02:50 PM
If i'm reading the schedule right, we play before finland-czech republic. Even then, those teams prob expect us to win. Any chance there is sime cat and mouse game between them knowing that if they win, they get canada. Perhaps they would rather face us.

This is the most pedestrian Canada team I can recall at this tournament. Can't see teams wanting to play us over Canada.

Shirtless Guy
12-30-2015, 03:15 PM
Fair enough, then. Would certainly provide quite the incentive to get placed right the previous year, that's for sure. Maybe that's why Finland's quarterfinal is guaranteed in a particular rink. Of course, during the WJC in Buffalo, US and Canada were ALWAYS in the *** Center, as Dwyer could not handle the capacity.

I'm pretty sure the Host is always in the bigger arena.

Jimjamesak
12-30-2015, 03:29 PM
Is there a site with two rinks of the same size? It'd be awkward to have one on a NHL sheet and the other on Olympic. Possibly one pool at Mariucci and the other at NHC? But then when do you do the Gophers' tournament?
Mariucci and NHC would be nice hosts for a World Championships. Be nice to see one not in Europe again...

D2D
12-30-2015, 03:36 PM
Too much work to go all the way down to 85?
I seem to recall it's mainly an expense issue. They would need to dig down quite a bit further to go all the way from 100' to 85', and then add all those extra seats down to ice level.

The Exiled One
12-30-2015, 03:45 PM
Is there a site with two rinks of the same size? It'd be awkward to have one on a NHL sheet and the other on Olympic. Possibly one pool at Mariucci and the other at NHC? But then when do you do the Gophers' tournament?
Mariucci doesn't seat enough...

https://twitter.com/jessrmyers/status/682280192245538816

Shirtless Guy
12-30-2015, 03:52 PM
Maybe if Canada and USA were in different pools you could do Grand Forks and St. Paul?

joecct
12-30-2015, 04:02 PM
Fair enough, then. Would certainly provide quite the incentive to get placed right the previous year, that's for sure. Maybe that's why Finland's quarterfinal is guaranteed in a particular rink. Of course, during the WJC in Buffalo, US and Canada were ALWAYS in the *** Center, as Dwyer could not handle the capacity.As it will be in 2018.

LTsatch
12-30-2015, 04:25 PM
Also of note, by the time this tournament would have happen, Maricucci is scheduled to be changed to 92' wide instead of the current 100' so it would be very similar to this year.

They won't need as much ice when the new Minnesota age rule goes into effect.

FlagDUDE08
12-30-2015, 04:48 PM
As it will be in 2018.

They have the new HarborCenter that may host some of the games, and can seat a bit more. Although, US and Canada were able to fill up the *** Center when I was there for the WJC. Switzerland's game (I think they were playing Norway?) didn't have much at all.

Slap Shot
12-30-2015, 04:57 PM
Maybe if Canada and USA were in different pools you could do Grand Forks and St. Paul?

Target Center isn't as terrible for hockey as it used to be since the renovations I believe, although I haven't personally been to a hockey game since the change.