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01-21-2012, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by FuriousGump View Post
Anyways, I don't see hockey ever getting big enough here to produce NHL players to be honest. Lack of interest. Lack of money (yes, there is a growing middle class but we are still talking about people making RMB not dollars - 1 dollar = 6.5rmb or so. After buying a stick and gloves on a middle-classish Chinese salary I will tell you that there is no way I could put a kid through hockey with all equipment, icetime, and travel costs)
The first Chinese-born and trained hockey player to make an NHL roster will likely be seen as a major success from the Chinese Hockey Federation's standpoint, even if that player was to play only 1 NHL game in his career.

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