Are the Americans going to overtake hockey in our lifetime?
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12-01-2012, 12:28 PM
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I was going to post this. Ponds are historic and fun ways to play with friends, but there is not one player who can attribute his success to having played on a pond. Sure, some kids may learn some things from their dad on a pond, but all of these guys have played high level hockey 4+ days a week since they were kids. Practice and training breeds stars not playing on a pond for fun.
Gretzky, Howe and the Staal brothers would disagree.
Ponds and backyard rinks play a major role in development.
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