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It's going back a bit...

And I think sam is messing with your head a bit.
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John Tavares will play for SC Bern.
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Old 01.10.2012, 18:13
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Sequin's welcome to Biel

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And I think sam is messing with your head a bit.
Sam is looking for trouble ?
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Sequin's welcome to Biel

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The bearded guy in the picture on the left is looking a little sheepish though...
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

CBC map of where NHL players are playing in Europe.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/map-nhl-europe/

Someone is a glutton for punishment, Ambri is one coooooollllllldddddd rink.

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An old acquaintance of mine used to play for Ambri, he told me that it was once about -15C on the ice during one particular mid-winter game.

I watched Yanick Weber played for Servette against Fribourg last week. He was shite, and spent most of the time in the penalty box .

(we still lost though, after being 3-1 up, failing to score on a double powerplay and then conceding a shorthander )
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Old 02.10.2012, 12:54
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

How can they have a rink that cold? is it outside? I've been to a couple games in Edmonton where you go into the rink to warm up when the deep freeze hits outside.

Also, from personal experiences at the homemade rink back home, under -10 skating slows noticeably and puck speed slows considerably. It becomes more like road hockey + frostbite on the ears.

On that note, I'm looking forward to the outdoor rinks opening up this weekend in Zurich. It still blows my mind to play outdoor ice hockey in October with temperatures in the high teens--Favorite thing about Switzerland.
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How can they have a rink that cold? is it outside? I've been to a couple games in Edmonton where you go into the rink to warm up when the deep freeze hits outside.

Also, from personal experiences at the homemade rink back home, under -10 skating slows noticeably and puck speed slows considerably. It becomes more like road hockey + frostbite on the ears.
The arena is open at either end of the stands , and with a chill wind blowing down the valey....
Maybe -15C is an exaggeration, maybe -10C-ish, but it was pretty impressively cold.

I went to a game in Fribourg during the -20C cold snap in March (or Feb?) this year. We were a little late, so had to stay near the edge of the stands, near the entrance. Jeez, that was cold.
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The arena is open at either end of the stands , and with a chill wind blowing down the valey....
Maybe -15C is an exaggeration, maybe -10C-ish, but it was pretty impressively cold.

I went to a game in Fribourg during the -20C cold snap in March (or Feb?) this year. We were a little late, so had to stay near the edge of the stands, near the entrance. Jeez, that was cold.
IIRC it is only open at one end but the away fans get the full force. It is very high, right at the entrance of the Gotthard tunnel.

I went there a few times on the coach and once when I got back to Zürich I was shaking with cold and had to get a couple of hot coffees near the HB to get some heat into me.
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IIRC it is only open at one end but the away fans get the full force. It is very high, right at the entrance of the Gotthard tunnel.

I went there a few times on the coach and once when I got back to Zürich I was shaking with cold and had to get a couple of hot coffees near the HB to get some heat into me.
Ah, OK. I've only been there the once and was seated. It was still pretty cold though.
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The arena is open at either end of the stands , and with a chill wind blowing down the valey....
Maybe -15C is an exaggeration, maybe -10C-ish, but it was pretty impressively cold.

I went to a game in Fribourg during the -20C cold snap in March (or Feb?) this year. We were a little late, so had to stay near the edge of the stands, near the entrance. Jeez, that was cold.
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I guess it's one of the reasons they keep these matches well underneath the 49th parallel (alongside Bettman's grand US market schemes).
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Not quite
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

More players en route to CH and Europe, Bruins stars Chara and Bergeron sign deals in Europe

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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Seems the influx of NHL stars has met with somewhat mixed success in the NLA. HCD and Zug have had an awful start, despite the Nash/Thornton goalrush in their 1st HCD game. Bern are underperforming, compared with their expectations (Streit and Josi were pretty much ineffective last night, despite Streit's sublime opener. Josi spent most of his time trying to fight Heins). Ambri and Tigers are languishing at the bottom of the table. Servette have had a dream opening to the season, yet how much can attributed to Weber is debatable, and Couture has only played the one game. Biel and Lakers are definitely exceeding expectations, yet Spezza is yet to score a point and Seguin has only played twice. The two teams who have yet to recruit any NHL lockout players, Lions and Gottéron, are lying 2nd and 3rd, respectively .
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Old 03.10.2012, 18:13
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Cue "over hyped, over paid" North american players.....


Not too surprised though, even the seasoned players take a few weeks to get used to international rules again. Plus, the Swiss style of play is very different from the general NHL style. On the other hand, how many of them are playing for couches or couching staff with NHL experience?
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Cue "over hyped, over paid" North american players.....


Not too surprised though, even the seasoned players take a few weeks to get used to international rules again. Plus, the Swiss style of play is very different from the general NHL style. On the other hand, how many of them are playing for couches or couching staff with NHL experience?
Isn't it hell of a risk though? I'm not keeping up with the negotiations, but what if the lock-out were to end next week? Will Davos and Zug rue their decisions?
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Old 03.10.2012, 19:40
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

I hope all the NHL player learn how to play the game ,ansted beating the crap out of each otherI am not a big fan of the NHL

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