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09-12-2012, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Justinov View Post
I agree about the absolute importance of dedicated hockey parents. T So if people choose other than hockey it's very often because of lack of TV-exposure or the cost of equipment, or hockey rinks in the area. Football and basketball etc..basically just need a pair of shoes.
Exactly. That's why, for example, Ukrainian hockey is where it currently is. Ok, situation in Donetsk is now rapidly changing, but why would your average (not hockey diehards) parents take their kids to hockey school in Kiev, I really don't know, because hockey simply isn't cool or fashionable.

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