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12-25-2013, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Den View Post
It's simply not that popular. What other explanation needed?

Canada has all the works to be a powerhouse in bandy, but they suck. Simply because it is not popular.
Hockey should be popular in every country that has snow. Almost every country that is into wintersport is into hockey, and it is weird that Norway that is next to Finland and Sweden is no good at it. One reason is that olympic gold medals is important . In cross country skiing There are at least 10 events, and the more medals we get the better confidence we get When we see that we beat the swedes in the medal race. If you read the sports section in a Norwegian newspaper you will see that 70% is about skiing. So my explanation is that the media is a big part of this. They neglect hockey for the most part, and if They don,t They tend to focus on the negativitet. IT has gotten better because Mats Zucarello is doing so well in NYR, but the focus is entirely on him not on the sport itself

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