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12-01-2013, 09:47 AM
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News Article: Montreal Canadiens Are Canada's Team

33% of Canadians polled see the Candiens as Canada's team. 25% said it was the Leafs.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2...poll_says.html

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Old article is old...

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12-01-2013, 09:50 AM
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That's nice. 90% of my school doesn't give a **** about hockey.

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Old article is old...
Over 4 years old even. Why is this on the main boards? And Canadiens fans wonder why people get annoyed.

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Its common knowledge that the Habs are Canada's team. Its only southern Ontario that thinks its the Leafs.

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Hot tub time machine, next stop 2009

And I raise you a microfiche of a 1929 news print poll that says the Ottawa Senators were Canada's team!

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Meanwhile 67% said they're not.....

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The Habs benefit from significant pockets of support throughout the entire country (though obviously they're most popular in Quebec). The Leafs are hugely popular in Southern Ontario, and the Atlantic provinces, but I get the impression that they're not that well-liked out west.

Having key western kids like Price and Gallagher on the team probably helps the Habs as well.

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12-01-2013, 10:08 AM
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Meanwhile 67% said they're not.....
And 75% said it wasn't the Leafs. That number becomes increasingly higher with each Canadian team.

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Old article, but the sentiment is consistent throughout Canada: either you love the Leafs or hate them. The feeling I get is that out West, the fans don't necessarily hate the Habs. Plus I believe they are the team of choice in the Maritimes.

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12-01-2013, 10:16 AM
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It's not really shocking to see those results. I'd guess that the French-Canadian population is a less divided in their support for the Habs than the Ontarians between Leafs/Sens and the others. Just my guess. I think the concept of something as "Canada's team" is absurd, anyway. I have never seen a notion of something along those lines in Germany with football, for example.

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That's nice. 90% of my school doesn't give a **** about hockey.
Heck i don't blame than.I wouldn't either if i lived in Toronto and had to follow the Leafs.

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I think the concept of something as "Canada's team" is absurd, anyway.
This is very much true. ...and the winner of Stanley Cup is the true world champion.

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LOL is this seriously what Canadian people care about?

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LOL is this seriously what Canadian people care about?

Yes. It really is

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This song clearly says that the Maple Leafs are Canada's team. I rest my case.

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This article is from 2009...

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The Habs benefit from significant pockets of support throughout the entire country (though obviously they're most popular in Quebec). The Leafs are hugely popular in Southern Ontario, and the Atlantic provinces, but I get the impression that they're not that well-liked out west.

You might want to check the number of Leafs jerseys in the stands when they play out west, especially with more and more people moving out there for work.

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Meanwhile 67% said they're not.....
Interesting amount...

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This thread should be renamed:

Olds Article: Montreal [...]

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Even though it does state it's error %, the article has absolutely no mention of it being a scientific study. The results shouldn't be taken with more than a grain of salt.

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Who cares? Canada doesn't have a team. It has 7

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