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Re: Hockey, eh?
« Reply #100 on: April 27, 2004, 07:20:57 PM »
Most people I know are hardcore football and baseball teams. I see know very few people in my area who play hockey.

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« Reply #101 on: April 29, 2004, 04:17:00 PM »
Well then heres a question, if Hockey isn't that popular word wide, why is it in the Olympics and other sports such as Soccer(Foot Ball for the Non Candians here) Baseball.

Or you just going to blame the our Evil Candian influence on this one as well ? :)

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« Reply #102 on: April 29, 2004, 05:21:31 PM »
Well then heres a question, if Hockey isn't that popular word wide, why is it in the Olympics and other sports such as Soccer(Foot Ball for the Non Candians here) Baseball.

I'm not sure what you mean but i'm going to take a stab here and say that soccer and baseball are also in the Olympics (Summer Olympics that is).  In terms of global significance for hockey, winning in the Olympics is the biggest prize (i.e bigger than the World Championships), but at least for soccer the biggest worldwide event is of course the World Cup.  It just seems that soccer is more popular mainly cause more people on average play it for various reasons (not the case in Canada though).

Or you just going to blame the our Evil Candian influence on this one as well ? :)

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« Reply #103 on: April 29, 2004, 06:18:19 PM »
Oh,we're evil alright.We unleashed Celine Dion upon the world.
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« Reply #104 on: April 29, 2004, 06:59:03 PM »
Oh,we're evil alright.We unleashed Celine Dion upon the world.

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« Reply #105 on: April 29, 2004, 07:07:32 PM »
Actually, more young people play Soccer nationally in Canada than play hockey.  Kind of a strange statistic when you consider the quality of our national hockey teams compared to the quality of our national soccer teams, but the universe works in mysterious ways.
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Re: Hockey, eh?
« Reply #106 on: April 29, 2004, 07:12:32 PM »
The hockey players are given the genetic alterations free of charge.  Soccer players can only afford cheap cybernetic enhancements

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« Reply #107 on: April 29, 2004, 10:53:07 PM »
Actually, more young people play Soccer nationally in Canada than play hockey.  Kind of a strange statistic when you consider the quality of our national hockey teams compared to the quality of our national soccer teams, but the universe works in mysterious ways.

Hockey costs so much to play, which may be a part of it.  If someone has played hockey for a while, you're pretty much guaranteed that they're really into it.  Soccer, on the other hand, doesn't need much more than a ball and a lot of room.  No zambonis.
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Re: Hockey, eh?
« Reply #108 on: April 29, 2004, 11:28:18 PM »
Hockey costs so much to play, which may be a part of it.  If someone has played hockey for a while, you're pretty much guaranteed that they're really into it.  Soccer, on the other hand, doesn't need much more than a ball and a lot of room.

And a soccer team. :)

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« Reply #109 on: April 30, 2004, 12:29:35 AM »
Yay Red Wings!

This is a REALLY exciting series! :)
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« Reply #110 on: April 30, 2004, 12:48:51 AM »
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Hockey costs so much to play, which may be a part of it.  If someone has played hockey for a while, you're pretty much guaranteed that they're really into it.  Soccer, on the other hand, doesn't need much more than a ball and a lot of room.  No zambonis.

Yes, money is definately a factor, but you'd still think that with the huge number of people playing soccer that we would be able to field better international mens teams.  I guess it might partially be the lack of a Canadian international mens soccer tradition and establishment or we may see stronger Canadian mens teams in the future when the current batch of boys youth soccer players get to be old enough to play on the international team.  Our international women's team fares much better than the men. *Shrug*
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« Reply #111 on: April 30, 2004, 01:31:59 AM »
Yes, money is definately a factor, but you'd still think that with the huge number of people playing soccer that we would be able to field better international mens teams.  I guess it might partially be the lack of a Canadian international mens soccer tradition and establishment or we may see stronger Canadian mens teams in the future when the current batch of boys youth soccer players get to be old enough to play on the international team.  Our international women's team fares much better than the men. *Shrug*

Sadly Canada just doens't have the tradition of other countries (not even a decent stadium to call our own....which is why we don't host many international soccer events), and i guess it's hard to develop an effective style because of several factors (i.e weather, no real professinal league, lack of player development).  And the women do better because compare to a lot of other countries in the world they have actually been playing for longer and receive more support than other women (unfortunately sports such as soccer in other countries remain male-dominated).  Not that I want to take anything away from Canada's women soccer team and the Canadian men still don't have an excuse for playing so below-average....GO CANADA!!
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« Reply #112 on: April 30, 2004, 03:19:20 AM »
Yay Red Wings!

This is a REALLY exciting series! :)

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« Reply #113 on: April 30, 2004, 10:33:58 PM »
Yay Red Wings!

This is a REALLY exciting series! :)

I'm all for Calgary,but Ville Neimenin is an IDIOT.

Well, duh. Didn't he used to play for the Avs?  ;)
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« Reply #114 on: April 30, 2004, 10:39:02 PM »
Ok I could be mistaken, but I don't think I've ever remember watching Baseball or Soccer in the Summer Olympics. I could be wrong, but I just can't seem to remember them. Maybe its just the Hockey Fever right now. Anyway.

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« Reply #115 on: April 30, 2004, 11:14:20 PM »
Yay Red Wings!

This is a REALLY exciting series! :)

I'm all for Calgary,but Ville Neimenin is an IDIOT.

Well, duh. Didn't he used to play for the Avs?  ;)

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« Reply #116 on: April 30, 2004, 11:44:39 PM »
You got Nimenen from Pittsburhg.  WHY THE HELL COULD'NT HE SCORE WHEN HE PLAYED FOR MY FAVOURITE TEAM!?

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« Reply #117 on: April 30, 2004, 11:48:33 PM »
You got Nimenen from Pittsburhg.  WHY THE HELL COULD'NT HE SCORE WHEN HE PLAYED FOR MY FAVOURITE TEAM!?

No one can score in Pittsburg  ;D
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« Reply #118 on: April 30, 2004, 11:51:11 PM »
MARIO LEMIEUX.  HE'S LEAD THE LEAGUE IN SCORING SOME SEASONS WHEN HE'S PLAYED LIEK HALF THE GAMES.  AND MORE RECENTLY RYAN MALONE, RIK JACMAN AND DICK TARNSTROM.

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« Reply #119 on: April 30, 2004, 11:52:00 PM »
 :D

You poor Pittsburg fan.They just butchered that team.And Mario's injuries.....but you've got Fleury,mmm?
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« Reply #120 on: April 30, 2004, 11:56:51 PM »
We do indeed have Fleury.  Pittsbruh ens with and "h".  If oyu don't put it here I will go nuts and ppossibly end up hurting smething *attempts to calm himself*

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« Reply #121 on: May 01, 2004, 12:01:31 AM »
I should spell it incorrectly just to have some fun I'm thinking.But yeah,you're gonna lose Fleury eventually.The young fool wants too much money.But I'm probably in a worse off position.My Avs have fallen flat on their faces,with more talent than Pittsburhg could ever hope to see.When they lose,I'm gonna go get drunk then jump off the a bridge into the bow river..... :'(
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« Reply #122 on: May 01, 2004, 12:04:59 AM »
If things go right in the CBA and other similar agreements, a nice salary cap and profit sharing is gonna put teams like pittsburgh back into the upper echelons..*thinks longingly about the good old days which ended abou five years ago when players became greedy bastards*

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« Reply #123 on: May 01, 2004, 12:07:32 AM »
I expect the league to shut down,and teams will fold.I have no faith in Gary Betteman
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« Reply #124 on: May 01, 2004, 12:37:56 AM »
Just to drive the Penguin fans further up the wall, Vancouver got Naslund from Pittsburgh where he played on the 4th line....
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