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10-11-2013, 12:06 AM
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Most hockey players are conservatives

Amirite?

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Amirite?
Probably not.

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10-11-2013, 12:08 AM
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10-11-2013, 12:13 AM
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In Montreal, surely. That whole French thing, ya know.

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Most NHL players are Canadian, which means it's unlikely that very many of them are conservative in the American sense.

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Most NHL players are Canadian, which means it's unlikely that very many of them are conservative in the American sense.
That's a fair point I guess. Not to mention all the socialist Scandies that represent. But I think you take all the Yanks and Ruskies and it would have to be around 50/50ish.

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Yeah, because American hockey players come from conservative strongholds like New York and Massachusetts.

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It wouldn't surprise me if most of them are conservatives. Hockey players are hard-working and tough.

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The Don Cherry "good Canadian kid" mentality

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The Don Cherry "good Canadian kid" mentality
I'm not Canadian, but I laughed hard at this.

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Maybe. Most hockey players are pretty stupid, after all...


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Maybe. Most hockey players are pretty stupid, after all...

Compared to whom? The thugs in the NBA and NFL who have cheerleaders doing their work for their one or two year stint?

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Compared to whom? The thugs in the NBA and NFL who have cheerleaders doing their work for their one or two year stint?
Thugs?

And no, I meant compared to the average human being. Have you ever heard Taylor Hall speak? Great hockey mind, bad everything else mind.

Plus there are very few NHL players that go beyond a high school education.

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I don't know why I'm engaging in this conversation.

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Thugs?

And no, I meant compared to the average human being. Have you ever heard Taylor Hall speak? Great hockey mind, bad everything else mind.

Plus there are very few NHL players that go beyond a high school education.
If you take the whole of NCAA student athletes by sport I would put hockey at the top among other athletes.

I know several that went through DI - both friends and mates and a family member, as it were. I can assure you that most of the NCAA hockey blokes DO get degrees and are intelligent. As far as Canadian Juniors, well that's a different story altogether. Most American kids want to play DI, unless they're from the Northeast or Michigan border areas.

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I don't know why I'm engaging in this conversation.
I know you were being facetious. Not trying to be too serious here on the board.

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It wouldn't surprise me if most of them are conservatives. Hockey players are hard-working and tough.
I've never seen evidence for this supposed correlation between conservatism and being hard-working, which conservatives like to pretend exists. Nor have I observed it in real life, although anecdotal evidence doesn't prove anything by itself.

Anyway, I think you're forgetting that they're all union members

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Wasn't there a poll a little while ago of NHL players' opinions on gay marriage, and they were overwhelmingly in support of it? Far more so than players in the other three major leagues?

Edit: There was indeed. 92 percent support for gay marriage. Doesn't sound so conservative to me.

http://www.chicagonow.com/south-side...-gay-marriage/

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That gay marriage (social liberal issue) I don't know how to react to. I suppose it is partly because of the number of Euro and Canadian players; Russia (banned gay stuff recently) and Americans, probably not so much.

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I've never seen evidence for this supposed correlation between conservatism and being hard-working, which conservatives like to pretend exists. Nor have I observed it in real life, although anecdotal evidence doesn't prove anything by itself.

Anyway, I think you're forgetting that they're all union members
It probably has something to do with the welfare state and that being predominately a liberal ideology. Under Dear Leader the welfare state has exploded.

Ironically "conservatives" donate far more to charity, however. Even liberals don't dispute this fact:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/op...stof.html?_r=0

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The European players will certainly skew to the American political left, for the most part. As would many of the Canadian players from Ontario. The American players in the league typically come from left-leaning regions like the North and Northeast. I'd guess that the NHL is actually pretty damn liberal.

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That gay marriage (social liberal issue) I don't know how to react to. I suppose it is partly because of the number of Euro and Canadian players; Russia (banned gay stuff recently) and Americans, probably not so much.
Most hockey players are in their 20s. If you poll Americans in their 20s, most are fine with gay marriage -- even conservatives.

This isn't about nationality. It's about your assumption being wrong. It's okay. You'll get over it.

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Thomas Timmy is a truther right? One in a million.

I wouldn't be surprized though, since athletes aren't really known for being extraordinary smart people. Not saying that politicians are. That's the point of all of it though.

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It probably has something to do with the welfare state and that being predominately a liberal ideology. Under Dear Leader the welfare state has exploded.
The welfare state has exploded under "Dear Leader" because the economy collapsed under the imcompetent cretin who held office before him.

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