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07-13-2013, 10:24 AM
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Interesting little read. What I got out of the article is that it really showed the difference in how serious athletics is taken in the US compared to Canada.
Max Pacioretty's idol was the captain of his local High School team. How many people here can name their High School team? Had ever been to a game as a youth and didn't even attend the school, let alone know who the captain was when you were a kid?
If you asked most young Canadians who their favourite hockey player was it would be an NHL'er. Maybe a CHL player, but that's even puhsing it.
Nothing wrong with admiring a H.S. player, I just thought it was very different.
No, that's just Max being Max. Most kids in the US idolize someone playing in the NFL, MLB, NBA, or (to a lesser extent) NHL. Most people in Connecticut have never played, or watched, lacrosse.
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