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01-13-2006, 02:51 PM
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Where would you play? Where would you not?

Take for a minute that you are a professional hockey player. You just entered free agency. Every team is making you an offer for the same amount, same number of years, and there is no negotiating any of it. So it all comes down to where you want to go.

I want to know where you would play?

As in what organization would you most want to play?

When you answer this question, discard the fact that you are a fan of a certain organization. Base your decision on the management of the organization, the fan base, the players already there, the farm team, and the direction the organization is heading in.

Then, on the flip side, tell me what organization you would most NOT want to play for.

Explain why!

Thanks for your time!

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I am not saying this because I am a Red Wings fan, but I would honored to play for Detroit. My reasoning is this: In Mike Ilitch, you have an owner who is involved with things, and gives a **** what is going on. With GM Ken Holland, you get a knowledgeable mind and a good staff. The scouting program on the Wings is second to none, especially with guys like Hakan Anderson over in Europe with a way of finding diamonds in the rough.

As for who I wouldn't play for, I wouldn't play for Brian Burke, I don't care where he is.

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For an average NHL salary? I'd play in Siberia.

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NYR

I mean, come on.. MSG, the fans, the city, the media.. thats just awesome


i wouldnt like to play in st. louis , got no reason for this choice... it just wouldnt drag me to st. louis , yea and pittsburgh seems to be a big ****up aswell.
bad fans, bad stadium, bad management, ugly city... duh...


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I'd want Chicago or Boston!

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I'd probably only want to play where hockey is the #1 sport and where the fans care a lot about the game. I'd love to play in any Canadian city.

I wouldn't want to play in places like Arizona or Florida.

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Anywhere... but East Coast would be best. Lighter travel schedule.

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Most: Pittsburgh.

Why? Because this is my city. Plain and simple. Every kid dreams of playing for their hometown team, mine would be no different.

Otherwise it would be Montreal, because of the history and the fans. That or Vancouver, I just love that city.

Least want to play for...Philadelphia, easily. I loathe the city and the fans. A Pittsburgher playing for a Philadelphian team is just blasphemous. R.J. Umberger should be ashamed.

Otherwise, either of the New York teams. I want as little to do with that city as possible.

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First Choice: Colorado
Other Would Like's: Calgary, Washington, Columbus

Absolutely No Way's: Vancouver, Edmonton, Detroit, Dallas, Montreal, Toronto

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Even if I WASN'T a die-hard Habs fan, I'd want to play in Montreal. I love the city and the culture, the history and aura around the team itself, and I have faith in the management now. 5 years ago, I didn't. The media blitz and the pressure and fanaticism might be tough to deal with, but also exciting.

I wouldn't want to play in Florida, Arizona, California, Carolina... besides the fact that they're not hockey cities, I have extremely fair skin and burn to a crisp at the drop of a hat.

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Vancouver, Edmonton, MTL and actually... Toronto, be fun to play in front of that crowd.... any NE team... philly, Detriot, NYR and chicago

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How would it be fun to play in front of a bunch of quiet suits?

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How would it be fun to play in front of a bunch of quiet suits?
Montreal? quite?

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would want to play for the rangers.

would not want to play for islanders, devils, flyers, bruins, habs, detroit, columbus, pitt, florida, tb, carolina, anaheim, san jose, la, columbus, atlanta, nashville, dallas, colorado, toronto...

could deal with ottawa, chicago, habs, edmonton, calgary

but i would take 1/2 as much to play for the rangers

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Would want to play in the NHL

Would not want to play in the ECHL, UHL and any other of the crappy minor leagues out there that are at least two steps away from the NHL.

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I'd play in Boston (because i really would love to live in Boston), NYC (because it's NYC), Detroit (My fav team), Atlanta (my 2nd fav team and i like the city as well) and TO (i like TO as a city a lot).

I'd never wanna play in calgary, edmonton, columbus.

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Anywhere besides Ottawa or Montreal. Nothing against those teams but me personally, I don't ever see myself sporting either jerseys.

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Some nice city, preferably good weather.

NYR, or LA ... Montreal

I would never, I mean NEVER play for the Ducks, Oilers, Wild, Hurricanes, Panthers, Preds, Tampa

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It would be nice to play somewhere like Minny, or Vancouver, just because i like those areas of the country.

BOS and CHI, would be cool, too.

I would hate to play for NJ or NYI, cause of the rival thing. I would not want to play for PITT because the city is god awful, Philly for the scummy residents, or LA, cause i hate southern California and its people.

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anywhere but...

washington
nashville
detroit
anaheim
carolina
new jersey
buffalo

top choices...

toronto
ottawa
montreal
colorado
new york
vancouver
edmonton
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Id love to play in Florida, my favourite hockey team, great weather etc.
Obviously playing in New york would be cool, vancouver is beautiful city and they are my second favourite team.

Id hate to play in montreal, id just hate it. I dont like the team at all, and i wouldnt like living in that area anyway. Im awful at speaking french lol.

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Some nice city, preferably good weather.

NYR, or LA ... Montreal

I would never, I mean NEVER play for the Ducks, Oilers, Wild, Hurricanes, Panthers, Preds, Tampa
But you'd play for the Thrashers? Okay..

I would play anywhere..

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Who would want to play in Detroit?? Yes, it's a well run organization, but the city is a complete dump. I believe americans (outside of the michigan area) themselves call it 'the armpit of america'. Yuck.

As for the city i'd like to play for: Colorado, Vancouver,Boston or NY.
Cities i wouldn't: Montreal (due to the taxation, incidentally it's why most free agents don't want to play in this city), nashville (ewww, country town, yuck), Philly (malcontent residents live there), LA (plastic city with fake people).

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NYR
TOR
CGY
MTL
SJ (that place gets LOUD)

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Why is everyone bashing Carolina? Is it because management treats its players second to none and tries to do what is asked by players (Jeff O'Neill, Ron Francis), or is it because it is great place to have kids with a great climate, or is it because we are kicking most of your ***** and have some great young talent that will be here for a while. So get used to seeing us around. Enjoy NY all of you as you disappoint the fans there once again.

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