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01-05-2013, 02:17 PM
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Big Phil
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Originally Posted by BringTheReign View Post
Notwithstanding the fact that 24 of the 30 NHL teams aren't even in Canada, this is possibly the most ignorant suggestion I have ever heard.

Segregation in hockey? Really? Listen to what you're saying.
There are 23 American teams and 7 Canadian teams. Thanks to the NHL's desperate move of saving the Coyotes (which makes no sense) there aren't 8 teams.

But that is hardly the point. It makes no sense to train other countries how to play the game our way. Segregation isn't the best word for this. If they are from Sudan and can play in the NHL then let them play. But that isn't the point. If the programs in Europe are so good they wouldn't send their boys over here to be properly coached and trained. The Russians never used to do it and I prefered it that way. It was more of a "you train yours, we'll train ours and then we see who's better" train of thought. There was a little bit more mystery in it. Why would Europeans be so afraid to not send their players over here anymore? Poor systems back at home? If so, that isn't Canada's problem. But Hockey Canada gets a lot of money to have Europeans come over here. Make no mistake, it is about the almighty dollar.

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Originally Posted by Rocko604 View Post
Are you only referring to those that make the World Junior roster and go on to the NHL?
Yes.

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