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09-04-2013, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by hab 4ever View Post
Agreed but can't explain their success entirely on numbers alone. Their pool of players can't be that much bigger than other teams. They benefit from good facilities and yes, they do have a very dynamic group of minor hockey people, including several former NHL players who are established in the area and very involved.

What is happening in Blainville reflects what happened in previous generations in certain suburban associations.

A booming suburb draws from a wide range of urban regions and hockey associations. The key is taking the best elements of each, getting beyond the egos and making the resulting association as strong as possible.

Sometimes the people manage to do this, other times they do not.

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