Should the NHL create the WNHL?
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02-18-2010, 01:57 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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I disagree with pretty much everything you wrote...except about the fact that the "WNHL" wouldn't work.
I used to be pretty tough on women's hockey. No checking, the shots always seemed pretty weak, it was a pretty slow skating game. But, I have been nothing short of VERY IMPRESSED with teams like Canada, USA, Slovakia, Switzerland, etc. Those girls know how to play, no matter how much we all like to pretend we're better players, and how much we say "it's not really hockey" because body checking isn't allowed.
I'm not usually a defendant of women's sports (I've been accused of being sexist more than once on this board), but drop the stereotypes for a second and try to watch a women's game without the hate glasses on, and don't go out of your way to compare it to the men's tournament every chance you get. I really doubt you aren't impressed.
Women may play the sports differently than men but there's still talent there and it is still fun to watch. I do think there should be checking in women's hockey though.
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