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03-27-2010, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by worstfaceoffmanever View Post
For a country with a per capita GDP that's less than 1/10th that of the United States or Canada, I'd say getting their first ice rink is a pretty big triumph.

I knew hockey was popular up north, so it makes sense that the first rink goes there. It would be great to see India develop a competitive NT program, or at least some NHL talent within my lifetime.
We've seen ex-NHL players go to China and those parts to help build their sport up, I'd imagine a few ex-NHL players of east Indian descent would do the same. For the person that says that's pathetic, if you are just staring at the population, sure. Hockey isn't really a sport that will interest a lot of people there. I mean it's hot as hell there and people are skating around on ice in an arena. Most people play grass hockey there and cricket and some other wrestling type of thing that I saw on some special on ESPN.

This is good for hockey, in general. Forget the NHL, this is good for HOCKEY. China is involved and now India.

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