• Beyond Headlines: Making sense of IIHF's proposal for smaller ice

    10 days ago - By Sportsnet

    ‘Beyond Headlines' is a deeper dive into some of the stories - and even some that weren't - discussed each week on Hockey Night in Canada's ‘Headlines' segment.
    WHY SMALLER ICE?
    Imagine Wimbledon deciding to change to clay courts. Or Augusta National trucking in sandy soil to make the Masters more like links-style golf. Or Churchill Downs reducing the Kentucky Derby to a mile.
    These are rough equivalents to what IIHF president Rene Fasel is proposing when he says he's pushing for international hockey to adopt the smaller 200-by-85 foot ice surface used in North America, starting with the...
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