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01-03-2013, 12:04 PM
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I know what you're saying, money talks and helps kids move along, but I also know first hand there are kids that come from less than privelige and make their way to the NHL. Compared to a lot of sports, it is a lot of rich kids, but not exclusively. Read Zack Kassian's story or many others, not everyone has Cody Hodgson's wealth and privelige, and to state otherwise is ignorant. I've seen it with my own eyes.
Sometimes it takes adversity and grit to even play the sport at a high level. Guys like Joe Colborne and Mike Comrie could never pay the price fully and it hurt them, but a lot of guys went through a hell of a lot to make it and never had help from any one.
I know because I work for a company that donates equipment to these kids every year.
You do realize that equiptment is very little of the cost.In the GTA with all expenses taken into consideration AAA hockey costs close to $15000 yr.
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