Over the years the ice rinks have changed a lot, mostly due to NHL restrictions on what can be painted where. In the good ol' days teams could paint the ice pretty much however they wanted so long as they kept the main markings intact. Of course back then, intact was more of a loose term that would simply mean that you could still enforce the game of hockey even if there were some slight obstructions. While this leniency was wonderful for creativity, the NHL wanted to keep the ice looking clean and and all official hockey markings be left fully intact. Here is a look at a few rinks that would no longer be allowed in today's NHL.
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