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12-21-2012, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
All the southern failure is in the minds of the Canadian nationalists who don't like how much the NHL is becoming an American league.

I mean think about it from their perspective. Canada is so freaking similar to the US that they can only stand out in so many ways. Hockey is one of them -- only now, not so much. There was always going to be a few bitter enders that resent losing that uniqueness as the NHL tries to go mainstream.
I seriously think that they hate the idea of 30,000 fans celebrating a Cup victory in this or that US city, when in Canada they see it as 300,000 fans that would be celebrating. But whatever, those are sometimes just the facts of life.

Originally Posted by Melrose Munch View Post
Exactly. This is about Canada losing another piece of its culture to the US again. Our TV, our movies are mostly American already. Hell some of our food.
Again, the NHL has virtually always been about 2/3 US cities with mostly Canadian players. The percentage of cities has stayed roughly the same, the % of Canadian-born players has actually declined because of greater numbers of US and European-born players now in the League. If Canadians really want to complain, they should complain not about the number of US cities, but about the increase in the number of non-Canadian-born players.

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