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12-01-2012, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Gooch View Post
It's just a recycling of the typical canada good, usa bad kind of tripe.

We can sit here and try to explain that it takes decades for hockey to develop in a non traditional market. Have to get youth teams going, those kids and their parents get into the sport which spreads it to more people. Eventually not only do those markets become hockey fans but they start graduating players to the NHL draft as well. We already saw a few 1st rounders that came from California a place that apparently wouldnt fall under Mr Wu's ideal area for a Hockey team.
Exactly. We usually hear the kneejerk complaints about the league (and Bettman) not doing anything to grow hockey. Then when they do what is necessary to grow hockey, people complain about that too. We can't have it both ways.