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11-19-2011, 01:51 PM
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FlyingKostitsyn
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Originally Posted by couris View Post
No one plays hockey anymore in Montreal...thanks the govt. for massive immigration.
Immigration is almost only a factor in Montreal and to a much lesser extent Quebec city. The rest of the province should be untouched if it truly were a factor since Quebec the province is very homogeneous.

Somehow I don't think immigration is a factor. There are not less Quebecers than there were 10 or 20 years ago, they are just very slightly less of a majority than they used to be. There is no logical reason this should make us create half as many hockey players as before.

I think Hockey is not a working class sport anymore as it is expensive and it requires very serious effort from the parents to have the kid playing from an absurdly young age for them to have a chance to compete. You have to drive them to practice, buy new equipment frequently and then possibly sacrifice their education if they ever reach LHJMQ, at which point they have a very, very, very slight chance of ever playing pro hockey, let alone in the NHL. Of course this is the case everywere else but it definitely has affected the production of NHL talents imho.

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