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12-18-2012, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by blamebettman View Post
These NHL players grew up poor, most of them...
Seriously? You don't know the meaning of poor. Sending your kid to hockey camp is expensive. Buying equipment for your kid is expensive. Renting ice-time at a rink is expensive. Ice hockey is a sport for first-world and industrialized countries only.

Because of the cost. Soccer is popular around the world because even kids in third-world armpits can play a semblance of it using a home-made ball in a patch of open field. Basketball is popular with inner-city youths in the US because it requires nothing but a playground with a hoop and a ball.

I'm not going to say that NHL'ers were born with silver spoons in their mouths, but to say they grew up poor? Uh, no.

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