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11-26-2013, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by FiLe View Post

Besides, you can create a "hockey town" just about anywhere with enough local success. But true hockey towns retain their culture and passion towards the sport even through failure and hardship. For example, Tampere is pretty constant in that sense. It remains to be seen what happens in Oulu when Kärpät hits a stretch that makes the glory years seem like a memory long past.
True that, but I never said that success is the only (or the most significant) denominator of a hockey town. It's more of a by-product of strong hockey culture.

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