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mithridates



Joined: 03 Mar 2003
Location: President's office, Korean Space Agency

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 6:51 am    Post subject: Canadians and hockey Reply with quote

Anybody surprised? I'm not.

From the Globe and Mail online:

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After a season without NHL hockey, how do you feel?
I really miss the games
1072 votes (9 %)
I miss the games a bit
1529 votes (13 %)
I don't miss the NHL much
2062 votes (17 %)
I don't miss NHL hockey at all
7475 votes (62 %)

Total Votes: 12138
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Nowhere Man



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 6:59 am    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

Does Canada have its own hockey league like CFL?
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mithridates



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you joking?
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Nowhere Man



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 7:36 am    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

Lol. No.
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mithridates



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised
Oh.

From Wikipedia:
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By 1926, having increased player salaries to a level that couldn't be matched by other Canadian leagues, the NHL was alone in Stanley Cup competition. The league had also expanded into the United States, and from 1926 to 1931 the league featured 10 teams.
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supernick



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Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Nowhere Man was asking about a clearly seperate league from the NHL. There is the Junior League and players are paid a much lower salary. These teams are also farm teams of the NHL.
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Paji eh Wong



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If those were the three options, no wonder they got those resutls.
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mithridates



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looked like that might have been what he was getting at, but the mono-syllabic response can only leave one wondering. Surprised

Four options.
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FUBAR



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: The Y.C.

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: ... Reply with quote

Nowhere Man wrote:
Does Canada have its own hockey league like CFL?


In a word: No

The professional leagues (AHL, IHL, ECHL) are mostly spread out across North America. The AHL Is home to the most Canadian teams of the North American leagues. Of the professional leagues the NHL is the top league with none of the other leagues being close.

There was talk of forming a professional league (WHA) in the absence of the NHL but it fell apart before they could even sign players to contracts.

There are also amateur leagues that played in the different regions of the country (QMJHL, OHL, WHL) which are governed by the CHL and play for a championship each season. The level of play would be comparable to the NCAAs (football, basketball, baseball), but that league is consider amateur.
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mindmetoo



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew nothing but peace in Seattle, a non-hockey town. No morons honking their horns at midnight because the Leafs won. No bewildered suburbanites down in the evil city core trying to figure out how to wipe their asses. Most of all, I could pick up a paper and not have some hockey fight picture gracing the cover.
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Alias



Joined: 24 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't believe Seattle has ever won anything, so it would be a nice quite town.
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Draven



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alias wrote:
I don't believe Seattle has ever won anything, so it would be a nice quite town.


I think the 1979 NBA Champion Supersonics would disagree with you about that...


Good looking bunch, aren't they?
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FUBAR



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alias wrote:
I don't believe Seattle has ever won anything, so it would be a nice quite town.


Stanley Cup Champions and Finalists

Year Winning Team Coach Finalist Coach
1917 Seattle Metropolitans Pete Muldoon Montreal Canadiens Newsy Lalonde

http://nhl.com/hockeyu/history/cup/champs.html
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mindmetoo



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alias wrote:
I don't believe Seattle has ever won anything, so it would be a nice quite town.


Exactly. Just like the Leafs. But Toronto people still can't keep their trap shut over their losing team.
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Konundrum



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the "DUB"....WHL junior hockey is awesome to watch...some speed, hard checking, the occasional tussle...everything you want/need in a hockey game.
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