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08-09-2012, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by pappyline View Post
For somebody that admits that their historical knowledge of hockey is lacking you sure do like giving uneducated opinions. You really don't understand the Canadian passion for the game. I go back to the 50's but I think things were not much different before then. The short days didn't matter. school got out at 3:30, you grabbed your skates & stick & headed to the pond. If it got too dark to play on the pond, you played road hockey under the street lights. in my small village, there was a back yard rink with lights, we played there. Thats what you did. Nobody cared what NHL players got paid. We all would have played for nothing. This is why Canada was the predominant hockey nation. Unless you understand this Canadian passion for the game, you will never understand its history.

I understand your point completely and for ice hockey it applies historically even more outside of my home province of BC.

Until fairly recently an occasional player or 2 would coem from BC and the increase has grown substantially in recent years even as the overall Canadian % has decreased which counters the aging population and immigrant population for Canada population that was brought up.

A similar pattern is Nova Scotia

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