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12-01-2012, 11:31 AM
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Big Phil
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Originally Posted by Buck Aki Berg View Post
They outnumber us ten-to-one. Minor hockey programs in places like Texas and California are beginning to bear fruit. I think it's only a matter of time before the depth of American talent outstrips what's coming out of Canada.
That's true, but are they going to produce elite players? They don't have the luxury we have in Canada of going outside on a pond whenever they want. They do in Minnesota, but not California or Texas. I am wondering if it is similar to the way soccer is in Canada. For years people have raved about how many more kids are playing soccer in Canada. But it is a sport that parents put kids in because it is cheap and easy for them to burn their energy. More kids play soccer in Canada than Hockey from an organized standpoint but Canadians are terrible at soccer, let's face it.

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