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01-27-2012, 03:11 AM
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south shore is **** now, theres no money there and all the bridges are falling down. the north shore is MUCH more better now.
They'd just have to go to fuzzy brossard instead!

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The Laval hate by some of you is quite funny.

I live in Montreal all my life, moved to Laval 2 years ago. Same difference.

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Can't wait to catch a few games when they move. If season tickets aren't that hard to come by, I might consider picking up a pair if the price is right.

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The Federal Government has pulled out of funding the arena, if Laval ties to put a pro hockey team inside of it.

AHL is definitely out of the question.

Not sure what they think about a Q team.

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The Laval hate by some of you is quite funny.

I live in Montreal all my life, moved to Laval 2 years ago. Same difference.
Agreed. I live in the west island but have been to Laval a million times. The Laval hate in this thread is absolutely laughable. I bet you most of the Laval bashers have been there once in their life if that.

First of all Laval when it comes to food > Montreal, all their restaurants are better than the Montreal equivalent. Second of all Laval is one of if not the fastest growing city in Canada, there's a reason for that. Thirdly Laval isn't a bad place, it may have some bad areas just like you guessed it... anywhere.

So many misinformed people hating on a place they've likely never even been to. Keep living in your little bubble I guess. Laval is a good city. But hey, there are people on here that refer to the west island as the "waste island" though they've been there once in their life, so it's no surprise to me a bunch of people are now hating on Laval.

The bulldogs moving to Laval is only beneficial to our club, and yet people find dumb reasons to nitpick like having some kind of bias against the city. How about going to Laval a couple times before you bash the city. It has good and bad like any other city.

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Can't wait to catch a few games when they move. If season tickets aren't that hard to come by, I might consider picking up a pair if the price is right.
Same. How people are bashing this... it's really puzzling. Now we can go see our prospects at a relatively nearby city rather than in the heart of Leaf nation, and people still find reasons to complain.

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I've moved to Laval couple of years ago after living all my life in Saint-Leonard, and I would never move back to the Island. Laval has everything you need and more, and more importantly no one busts your ****ing balls(neighbors). Laval is the 2nd biggest city in Quebec after Montreal, yup bigger then Quebec city. My only concern is that the problem is that this type of hockey( AHL, Junior major) is not made for this type of city.

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Same. How people are bashing this... it's really puzzling. Now we can go see our prospects at a relatively nearby city rather than in the heart of Leaf nation, and people still find reasons to complain.
Exactly my point. Instead of a few hours by car, we're now a half hour ride by metro away from seeing some prospects. Imagine if guys like Leblanc, Tinordi, Gallagher and Beaulieu are around at that point?

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Exactly my point. Instead of a few hours by car, we're now a half hour ride by metro away from seeing some prospects. Imagine if guys like Leblanc, Tinordi, Gallagher and Beaulieu are around at that point?
And finally people in Montreal are going to start paying the Laval fares!!!

But no joke, Laval would be great and call ups would be minutes away

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Agreed. I live in the west island but have been to Laval a million times. The Laval hate in this thread is absolutely laughable. I bet you most of the Laval bashers have been there once in their life if that.

First of all Laval when it comes to food > Montreal, all their restaurants are better than the Montreal equivalent. Second of all Laval is one of if not the fastest growing city in Canada, there's a reason for that. Thirdly Laval isn't a bad place, it may have some bad areas just like you guessed it... anywhere.

So many misinformed people hating on a place they've likely never even been to. Keep living in your little bubble I guess. Laval is a good city. But hey, there are people on here that refer to the west island as the "waste island" though they've been there once in their life, so it's no surprise to me a bunch of people are now hating on Laval.

The bulldogs moving to Laval is only beneficial to our club, and yet people find dumb reasons to nitpick like having some kind of bias against the city. How about going to Laval a couple times before you bash the city. It has good and bad like any other city.
I bash Laval regularly ... and grew up there.
There goes that theory

I agree though, that for food options, Laval is better than west island, south shore etc...

I find the west island to be a bit more visually appealing and I find the middle class areas of WI look way more planned-out, up to date and far less tacky; though there are some sexy properties in Laval too at the high end.

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The Laval hate by some of you is quite funny.

I live in Montreal all my life, moved to Laval 2 years ago. Same difference.
I lived in Laval all my life, moved to Montréal 3 years ago. Will never go back. Awful city. Awful people.

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I've moved to Laval couple of years ago after living all my life in Saint-Leonard, and I would never move back to the Island. Laval has everything you need and more, and more importantly no one busts your ****ing balls(neighbors). Laval is the 2nd biggest city in Quebec after Montreal, yup bigger then Quebec city. My only concern is that the problem is that this type of hockey( AHL, Junior major) is not made for this type of city.
Well, there's your problem

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Instead of waiting again for the breastfeeding federal gvt, Laval should go ahaead with the project and split the bill between them, the Q gvt and Evenko who will probably beneficiate the most from this new infrastructure.

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Don't like the idea. Hamilton is good for development because it's a really awful place where nobody truly cares about AHL hockey. The players are focused on developing. In Laval they'll have ugly Laval women throwing themselves at them to get a chance to score with a future Hab.
For all the whining about the Laval bashing how about the bolded said about Hamilton? I wonder how many times this person has been to Hamilton?

Doesn't matter though, because this move has been rumorred about 4 or 5 times since the lockout and its never actually happened.

Now we have the Owner of the Bulldogs come out and say about the report... No Way, not happening.

Plus we have the Federal Government saying about the building in Laval... If the plan is to put an AHL team there, we will not fund the building.

So it seems pretty much like TVA was jumping on rumors of a building being built (and the building may very well be built) and connecting the dots of the bulldogs moving, when none were actually there.

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I've moved to Laval couple of years ago after living all my life in Saint-Leonard, and I would never move back to the Island. Laval has everything you need and more, and more importantly no one busts your ****ing balls(neighbors). Laval is the 2nd biggest city in Quebec after Montreal, yup bigger then Quebec city. My only concern is that the problem is that this type of hockey( AHL, Junior major) is not made for this type of city.
If by bigger you mean more populated I'm afraid you are wrong. Quebec City has 512 000 citizens (2010) compared to Laval's 399 000.

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For all the whining about the Laval bashing how about the bolded said about Hamilton? I wonder how many times this person has been to Hamilton?

Doesn't matter though, because this move has been rumorred about 4 or 5 times since the lockout and its never actually happened.

Now we have the Owner of the Bulldogs come out and say about the report... No Way, not happening.

Plus we have the Federal Government saying about the building in Laval... If the plan is to put an AHL team there, we will not fund the building.

So it seems pretty much like TVA was jumping on rumors of a building being built (and the building may very well be built) and connecting the dots of the bulldogs moving, when none were actually there.
How can someone that's been too Hamilton not think that?

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How can someone that's been too Hamilton not think that?


Just keep Bashing....

I guess you've never heard of Westdale, Coote's Paradise, Hamilton Mountain, Royal Botanical Gardens, Hess Village, Ancaster, the Warplane Heritage Museum, Dundurn Castle, Devil's punchbowl, Confederation Park, the HMCS Haida museum or any of the great places Hamilton has to offer.

Every city has its good parts and its bad parts... but don't tell me that Hamilton is an Awful Place.

As for not caring about AHL hockey.... I'm pretty sure there were over 20,000 people at a game just last week... and there are well over 6,000 tickets already sold for the game tonight. So yup, no one cares about AHL hockey in Hamilton either.

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For all the whining about the Laval bashing how about the bolded said about Hamilton? I wonder how many times this person has been to Hamilton?

Doesn't matter though, because this move has been rumorred about 4 or 5 times since the lockout and its never actually happened.

Now we have the Owner of the Bulldogs come out and say about the report... No Way, not happening.

Plus we have the Federal Government saying about the building in Laval... If the plan is to put an AHL team there, we will not fund the building.

So it seems pretty much like TVA was jumping on rumors of a building being built (and the building may very well be built) and connecting the dots of the bulldogs moving, when none were actually there.
Unless you live in Hamilton I'd imagine I've been there more times than you ever will.

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Unless you live in Hamilton I'd imagine I've been there more times than you ever will.
If you've been there so often, you wouldn't be calling it "an awful place" and would realize that there are good areas and bad areas like every city.

I've lived in Hamilton for most of my life.

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If you've been there so often, you wouldn't be calling it "an awful place" and would realize that there are good areas and bad areas like every city.

I've lived in Hamilton for most of my life.
Still nothing to do for a hockey player, other than go to Toronto.

I can't believe people support the team moving to Laval though. You want the Habs media to run players out of town BEFORE they make the main squad now?

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If by bigger you mean more populated I'm afraid you are wrong. Quebec City has 512 000 citizens (2010) compared to Laval's 399 000.
I could be wrong but I heard on the radio that they had just passed Quebec city in population. It's what I heard so could be dead wrong. Also I can't find a site where it's actually updated

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Still nothing to do for a hockey player, other than go to Toronto.

I can't believe people support the team moving to Laval though. You want the Habs media to run players out of town BEFORE they make the main squad now?
If they want night life, I would think that Hockey Players would have a very good time in Hess Village. I've seen guys like Ray Emery, Jason Spezza, Adam Mair, and others there, and that was when they were NHL players.

There is also a ton of places to go in Westdale, or in Burlington.

I know a lot of the Bulldogs even live as far away as Oakville.

If you are a young pro hockey player with free time and money, you'll find something to do.

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I could be wrong but I heard on the radio that they had just passed Quebec city in population. It's what I heard so could be dead wrong. Also I can't find a site where it's actually updated
theres no way in hell 120 000 moved to laval in 1 year

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Still nothing to do for a hockey player, other than go to Toronto.

I can't believe people support the team moving to Laval though. You want the Habs media to run players out of town BEFORE they make the main squad now?
if it works like it did in toronto, the media will totally ignore the ahl team in laval, after the initial novelty of having the kids nearby.

playing in laval won't put the habs' prospects "into the circus". fans and media will still entirely focus on the parent team. the farm will not be on the radar.

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