: Great Britain:
Hockey in Britain part 2
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04-24-2012, 03:34 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
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This Ben Bowns talk makes me think, what is the mindset of the Brit Hockey fans? Would they rather see Ben Bowns, a homegrown goalie, in their teams net or would they rather Jussi Finlandonen, born and raised in Vaanta, Finland? Or do not give a ratsass/they just want their team win? I understand not everyone is like me and would rather watch homegrown talent (I'm the same way when it comes to my QMJHL teams).
I have no interest in England/GB, as I'm neither a nationalist nor a patriot.
However I do appreciate that funding, along with other things, tends to increase with how well the international side does.
So I'd rather players like Bowns get top positions, there by, improving dramaticaly more so then they would in lower leagues.
Amounting in GB doing well, geting higher places and hopefuly more funding for the sport here.
Ultimately I'd love to be in the position that other top Euro leagues are, where GB talent is well produced but it is not nessisary as the sport looks after itself.
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