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11-19-2012, 12:15 AM
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11-19-2012, 12:54 AM
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Who the hell turns down Southern California for Western Canada?
I'd rather live in the densest forest than in the most exciting city. Not everyone can or should like the same ****. People need to learn this.

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11-19-2012, 01:30 AM
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Who the hell turns down Southern California for Western Canada?
This choice isn't even close. Orange County is some kind of hell specifically dreamed up for my personal nightmares.

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11-19-2012, 01:49 AM
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This choice isn't even close. Orange County is some kind of hell specifically dreamed up for my personal nightmares.
Yeah, I'm sure the Ducks players all just hate the nice beaches and fine ladies of Southern California. I'd much rather be in Canada freezing my ass off

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11-19-2012, 01:51 AM
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Yeah, I'm sure the Ducks players all just hate the nice beaches and fine ladies of Southern California. I'd much rather be in Canada freezing my ass off
is indeed optimal because it's quite silly to assume to every single person in the world agrees with you. I'd much rather be in Canada enjoying the beautiful outdoors and clean air than sitting in traffic for half my life sucking down tailpipe exhaust and trying to deal with ladies whose personalities are made of the same thing as their bodies: plastic.



....and that's not even taking into account the hockey aspect.


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11-19-2012, 02:03 AM
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Who the hell turns down Southern California for Western Canada?
For all we know Schultz is just here for the short-term. Rack up some points with some talented forwards, then cash in somewhere else. Hopefully we pay him what he deserves and he stays though. He's looking outstanding so far, and is meshing well with his teammates. Couldn't ask for much more.

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11-19-2012, 02:09 AM
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Yeah, I'm sure the Ducks players all just hate the nice beaches and fine ladies of Southern California. I'd much rather be in Canada freezing my ass off
Why wouldn't you rather be in Canada?? One of the greatest things in life is being able to skate on outdoor rinks and play shinny with a bunch of strangers...

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11-19-2012, 02:14 AM
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is indeed optimal because it's quite silly to assume to every single person in the world agrees with you. I'd much rather be in Canada enjoying the beautiful outdoors and clean air than sitting in traffic for half my life sucking down tailpipe exhaust and trying to deal with ladies whose personalities are made of the same thing as their bodies: plastic.



....and that's not even taking into account the hockey aspect.
Well it's also quite silly to assume everyone agrees with you. Schultz wanted to go to Canada and I get why, he was born and raised there.

I'm just saying, you said that the Orange County was your version of "Hell". Then I pointed out that it's really an awesome lifestyle that many people love, and others dream about. Then you got defensive.

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11-19-2012, 02:40 AM
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Well it's also quite silly to assume everyone agrees with you. Schultz wanted to go to Canada and I get why, he was born and raised there.

I'm just saying, you said that the Orange County was your version of "Hell". Then I pointed out that it's really an awesome lifestyle that many people love, and others dream about. Then you got defensive.
So I pointed out that I don't like Orange County, but that somehow means that I assume everyone agrees with me? Interesting leap.

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11-19-2012, 03:06 AM
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Well it's also quite silly to assume everyone agrees with you. Schultz wanted to go to Canada and I get why, he was born and raised there.

I'm just saying, you said that the Orange County was your version of "Hell". Then I pointed out that it's really an awesome lifestyle that many people love, and others dream about. Then you got defensive.
Yet from my point of view, you were being defensive when you chimed in about how great Cali is.

Just for the record I love Cali too. Not a fan of freezing my ass off, but Canada is special in it's own way and I do love living here.

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11-19-2012, 03:32 AM
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I've lived in Edmonton AND LA. I can say that as a 20-30 year old, I prefer the social life and entertainment value of LA over Edmonton. But as a younger kid, I liked the outdoorsy feel of Edmonton more. Not saying either place is good or bad, just depends on your preference at whichever point in your life.

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11-19-2012, 03:45 AM
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I've lived in Edmonton AND LA. I can say that as a 20-30 year old, I prefer the social life and entertainment value of LA over Edmonton. But as a younger kid, I liked the outdoorsy feel of Edmonton more. Not saying either place is good or bad, just depends on your preference at whichever point in your life.
In my honest opinion I think Schultz probably looked at Taylor Hall, Yakupov, Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins and thought, "this could be fun." If he just wanted to play at home he would have signed for the Canucks. (He lived in Wisconsin for 3 years so he's clearly not afraid of needing a jacket) Instead he probably looked at the Oilers and thought, this team might be Pittsburgh 2007. Anaheim have some great players but when Teemu retires, with Getzlaf and Perry UFAs, Bobby Ryan trade rumors and some rumored cheapskate owners, the situation could turn south quickly.

I think it's a lot more of a hockey decision than anything.

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11-19-2012, 03:51 AM
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Who the hell turns down Southern California for Western Canada?
It was a hockey decision - the opportunity to play with Hall, Eberle, RNH and Yakupov made the decision easy.

On a side note: for people who are not wealthy athletes, Canada is the clear choice because of health care. I love the weather in California and Arizona but, having someone in my family get sick shouldn't cost me significant money. All of my American friends lament the health care system and that is the one thing that keeps me in Canada. I simply couldn't afford to get a serious disease in the US. If the USA had Canadian-style healthcare, I would likely live in Phoenix right now.

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11-19-2012, 03:58 AM
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It was a hockey decision - the opportunity to play with Hall, Eberle, RNH and Yakupov made the decision easy.

On a side note: for people who are not wealthy athletes, Canada is the clear choice because of health care. I love the weather in California and Arizona but, having someone in my family get sick shouldn't cost me significant money. All of my American friends lament the health care system and that is the one thing that keeps me in Canada. I simply couldn't afford to get a serious disease in the US. If the USA had Canadian-style healthcare, I would likely live in Phoenix right now.
If you're a Canadian citizen and you are granted a work visa in the US there is about a 99% chance that you're job will have quality healthcare attached to it. Looking Latino would be a better reason not to live in Arizona.

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11-19-2012, 04:01 AM
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If you're a Canadian citizen and you are granted a work visa in the US there is about a 99% chance that you're job will have quality healthcare attached to it. Looking Latino would be a better reason not to live in Arizona.
What is your definition of quality healthcare? My friends all have a $5,000 annual deductible and if they were to get cancer or diabetes....yikes! One of my friends in AZ had shoulder surgery a couple of years ago and said the healthcare was really good - only cost him $1,900 out of his own pocket!

Getting sick shouldn't force you into bankruptcy.

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11-19-2012, 04:02 AM
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Who the hell turns down Southern California for Western Canada?
Why turn down NYC or Florida (Miami) too? As a free agent he could signed anywhere.

Actually, I'm surprised he didn't choose a team like Lightning or the Hawks. Maybe he really wanted to be in Canada.

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11-19-2012, 04:31 AM
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What is your definition of quality healthcare? My friends all have a $5,000 annual deductible and if they were to get cancer or diabetes....yikes! One of my friends in AZ had shoulder surgery a couple of years ago and said the healthcare was really good - only cost him $1,900 out of his own pocket!

Getting sick shouldn't force you into bankruptcy.
He's also going to be a multimillionaire. I don't think he has to worry about medical bankruptcy the way that I or any of the other Americans here might.

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11-19-2012, 04:35 AM
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some of us actually LIKE cold weather

just saying

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11-19-2012, 07:25 AM
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Weather and climate had nothing to do with his choice. Ice-time and team make-up were the driving forces here.

Call me crazy, but I would prefer to live in Alberta over California.

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11-19-2012, 08:33 AM
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I live in calgary and have travelled all over the world and have yet to find a place I'd rather live. Alberta is amazing and I bet most people here that say it sucks have never been. Come visit, I bet we have more money than whatever state you're from

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who wants to live in a place half the size of bc, yet has a bigger population then all of canada

something about a cold winter that really weeds out most of the ****** from choosing to live here

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plus, don't forget that other than Texas and Florida (I believe) Alberta has the lowest taxes in the NHL

he's be taking in more money here

and let's not forget the these guys go a road trips to warmer climates throughout the season, and go golfing in Palm Springs with Owner Katz (who has a home there), fly on private jets, stay in great hotels

it's not a bad lifestyle...Gretz handled it

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11-19-2012, 09:53 AM
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You get as much as 2:30 hours more sunlight in the summers. Pretty good deal if you are into hiking or something similar.

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Yes it is depressing to have the sun go down at 5:00PM in the summer.
I enjoy my sunlight until 10:00PM.

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He's also going to be a multimillionaire. I don't think he has to worry about medical bankruptcy the way that I or any of the other Americans here might.
for the NHS

and i know he having a great season so far, but i and many duck fans would have predicted this we knew the kid was NHL ready that why he was offered the last 10- 15 games of the season and why give TML someone of Gardner quality, Schultz has nothing to prove at this level the real test is when he finally gets a go at the NHL if that ever happens

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