NHL announces playoffs coming in july-august

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Re: NHL announces playoffs coming in july-august

Post by Manfred » May 29th, 2020, 4:40 pm

They could spend a few $$ to upgrade the refrigeration systems and then have no problems. They build ice rinks in Dubai & Saudi Arabia, etc. so geography isn't an issue.
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Post by LeeCorso » May 29th, 2020, 11:01 pm

Hearing 3 games per day at each rink. Doubling down on my ice quality issue after that. I don’t think climate is the concern as the number of skates on that ice. Day 1 may not be an issue but day 12 sure as heck will be.

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Post by abpk2903 » May 31st, 2020, 2:24 pm

Yeah ice quality going to be a major concern. I almost feel like they should spread the first 2 rounds out through 3 or 4 cities.

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Post by Colonel Mustard » June 1st, 2020, 7:19 am

Not a hockey expert, but between all of the youth leagues, high schools, travel teams, clubs, college teams, junior teams, pros, etc.. aren't most ice surfaces used all day? I would think rinks are equipped to handle high-volume usage.

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Post by Manfred » June 1st, 2020, 7:54 am

Most if not all major rinks also have more than 1 zamboni ice prepper.
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Re: NHL announces playoffs coming in july-august

Post by Crimson's Ghost » June 1st, 2020, 8:14 am

Colonel Mustard wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 7:19 am
Not a hockey expert, but between all of the youth leagues, high schools, travel teams, clubs, college teams, junior teams, pros, etc.. aren't most ice surfaces used all day? I would think rinks are equipped to handle high-volume usage.
I think they mean the rinks being used all day in addition to the summer weather.

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Re: NHL announces playoffs coming in july-august

Post by LeeCorso » June 1st, 2020, 5:16 pm

Most public rinks are used all day but I can’t imagine PPG Paints or whatever it is now is letting games be played on there before the pens go out.

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