> > I lived in Phoenix for seven years....
> I think heat with high humidity is the problem; I recall the Panthers
> installing some large de-humidifiers last spring at the Miami Arena. As
> long as the humdidity stays low, I don't see why there would be a
> problem. It's almost a non-issue, I think, since there are ice-rinks
> all over the south and southwest, with minimal problems.
I saw the Coyote regular season opener on TV. Team looked great, the
America West Arena was lacking: Lights did not work at one end, game was
delayed, first check into the boards, the corner gate flys open! (Players
HATE that for obvious reasons) Plexiglass was very wobbly...Penalty
timekeeper let Owen Nolan out too early. Plenty of ruff edges on that
arena for pro hockey usage. Hope they can work it out. Coyotes looked
solid as a team.
Humorus Note: Sharks warmed up first, and Bernie Nicholls, the NHL's
answer to Happy Gilmore, notices a big bucket of pucks on the Phoenix
bench. Obivously this bucket of pucks is for the Coyotes to use in
warmups, but Bernie has other ideas. Nicholls starts tossing the pucks up
to appreciative fans leaning over the glass. He tosses about two dozen
pucks into the seats, then skates away grinning ear to ear. The Coyotes
then skate out for warmups, wondering where the heck the pucks are. Geez,
ya gotta love the colorful guys in the league.
(As told by a friend at the Sharks/Coyotes game and warmups..) ;-)
> Scott Surgent
> Tempe AZ