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Official Hockey discussion thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by IronDuke, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    Isn't UK hockey like Canadian soccer? :p

    Sorry can't say that I am. Outside of Sweden, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Czech Rep, and Germany, not a lot of high quality leagues.
     
  2. Navigators Ghost

    Navigators Ghost Educated Fool

    Haha you're right its not the highest caliber but hey its better than none!
     
  3. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I've seen some coverage, generally when it refers to a local player doing well there. It'd be really nice to see the game grow in the UK, but it's very hard to compete with the other sports played during the same time period.

    I'll have you know Toronto FC won the MLS this year!
     
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  4. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    Impressive, most impressive :)
     
  5. Navigators Ghost

    Navigators Ghost Educated Fool

    Yeah its usually a 3 horse race at the top (Sheffield/Belfast/Nottingham) and mostly imported players but the games ive been to are a great atmosphere
     
  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Hockey is the best sport.
     
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  7. Navigators Ghost

    Navigators Ghost Educated Fool

    Hmmm bold statement!
     
  8. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Canadian.
     
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  9. Navigators Ghost

    Navigators Ghost Educated Fool

    Ah makes sense!
     
  10. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    I'm Mexican and I think it is the best sport as well. I've seen all levels (pee wee, college, AHL, NHL, international, etc) and it never disappoints. In the U.S I could only watch American leagues and major European leagues, here in Mexico I only get the NHL. I'm sure UK hockey is just as fun to watch as any others, just don't have the means to watch it.
     
  11. Navigators Ghost

    Navigators Ghost Educated Fool

    Yeah its not mainstream here, its shown on obscure TV channels that cost an arm and a leg and the same if you want to watch online!
     
  12. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    Something similar happened for a few years in the U.S It used to be on ESPN, but they got into some contract dispute and the only channel willing to pick them up was OLN (outdoor living network). So in the middle of fishing, hiking and hunting there was... hockey. Shortly after that the channel changed its name to VS. and began showing more mainstream sports like golf, and not soon after that NBC bought it and rebranded it NBCSN. So it went from some obscure channel to NBC's dedicated sports feed with hockey as one of its main draws.
     
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  13. Navigators Ghost

    Navigators Ghost Educated Fool

    Its football (or soccer to my overseas brethren!) over here, then cricket, rugby union - sadly not rugby league - i'd say that dominates! Give me Hockey (or my other passion...baseball!) anyday!
     
  14. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

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  15. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I'm fine with the team. No way it was going to be as good as if we had NHL players, but hey.
     
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  16. Navigators Ghost

    Navigators Ghost Educated Fool

    If only team GB were good :D
     
  17. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    Most of these players at one point played in the NHL and Kelly won a cup with Boston. I remember Wojtek Wolski was a good player for a while, for.... Colorado? Anyway, Russia might get their first gold medal in ages lol
     
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  18. Navigators Ghost

    Navigators Ghost Educated Fool

    Yeah Colorado, also semi-decent at Florida if memory serves?
     
  19. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    The last time without NHL players:


    :ok:
     
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  20. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Your Forsbergs play in the NHL this time!!
     

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