Are the Americans going to overtake hockey in our lifetime?
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12-01-2012, 04:11 PM
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Howe and Gretzky came up in a different time. And you're really out there if you believe that the Staal brothers wouldn't have become NHL players without a pond. Sure, it provided cheap and entertaining hockey and a chance to learn some stick handling and have fun, but the VAST majority of their skilled were honed through playing years of AAA hockey.
Yea, but the passion that drove them in AAA hockey came from the ponds and the backyards.
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