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Affect Hockey lockout will have on Canadian Birthrate

By jdclyde ·
The topic has come up often about the Hockey lockout. While Hockey was just starting to take off in the US, it seems almost a religion in Canada.

How are Candadians dealing with the lockout? Does it affect you? Have you just found other sports (or activities) to keep you busy? In two years it will be interesting to see if because there is less time spent watching Hockey, if there was more time spent making babies?

Will there still be a lot of Hockey fans left when the lockout is over or have you had enough with the whole thing?

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by jdclyde In reply to WHL

Just as I start to get interested in it, I get so see the ugly underside.

We do have a local team, but the name has changed so many times over the years. I think they are the spirits now. Taken the family to a few games, but I honestly don't know much about the sport. Just an outsider looking in.

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Anateur hockey is a good game

by Oz_Media In reply to Figures

At the semi pro level at least. They play MUCH harder, skate faster, pull of move slick moves and fight less.

It's a much more tactical game and a demonstration of individual skills that they just don't seem to be interested in at the Pro level. They want showboats and draws for the fans.

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Long live the lockout!!!

by Montgomery Gator In reply to Affect Hockey lockout wil ...

Gives more time for sports reporters to discuss college basketball, and air college basketball games in the USA on ESPN and other sports networks instead of that weird Canadian export called Hockey. :-)

What kind of name is "Hockey" for a sport, anyway?

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Oh great

by jdclyde In reply to Long live the lockout!!!

now we will have to peremptively strike Toronto or something.

The latest in the global holy wars.

"Guns? No, they aren't carrying guns. Just strange sticks. Easy picken's"

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'Pumpkin slapping' is no sport either

by Oz_Media In reply to Long live the lockout!!!

The guys are tall enough to lay end to end on the court, from one basket they simply reach to the next and then it comes back, and then it goes forward, and then it comes get it I think.

Why don't they just have sprint drills for an hour and then let each team thave a free-throw to see who won?

The game could be 15 minutes long and the result would be the same, why even watch the first three quarters?

If basketball courts were double the size, if the hoops were 4' higher and if the ball bounced like a superball, it would be more interesting.

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Street luge dives

by house In reply to 'Pumpkin slapping' is no ...

I love the attempts to draw fool when they get knocked down. They fall and then paddle their way about 5 extra feet with their hands.

Don't forget Oz (even though you're British), that was our game. We set those standards because there were no 10' guys running around. Time to raise the bar a little.

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NO doubt

by Oz_Media In reply to Street luge dives

My best friend's son is 6'6" at 16!!!

Yes he is the star basketball player at his high school. Also the star soccer player (goalie) and baseball player, 1st base of course, semi-pro.

My nephew is now 5'9" at age 14.

Then again if you've ever been to Madam Tousaud's (sp?) Wax museum, you will notice how MINIATURE these BIG BRAVE knights actually were. Knights and warriors were short little buggers, 5'4" was considered BIG.

You get a real feel for this is you tour a european castle, the doorways are a mere 5' something high. The rooms are miniature (also for strength but it was a confortable living space for a midget). The armour looks like it was made for children, small children.

It is no wonder that people reported AMAZONS when they first explored the world, anyone 5'10+ would be a MONSTER, GIANT, etc.

Yup, raise the B-Ball nets, increase court size and make the ball a SUPER ball! Or an indian rubber ball like a lacross ball, where it doesn't just bounce forward but back and forth on each bounce.

Anyone who hasn't played with a lacross ball is REALLY stumped now!

No they don't bounce like most balls, they bounce and spin backwards once, then spin forwards on the next bounce the spin and bounce is reversed each time it hits the ground. And they HURT LIKE ****!!!!

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Ice Hurley

by Oz_Media In reply to Long live the lockout!!!

"Ice Hockey was not invented, nor did it start on a certain day of a particular year. It originated around 1800, in Windsor, where the boys of Canada's first college, King's College School, established in 1788, adapted the exciting field game of Hurley to the ice of their favorite skating ponds and originated a new winter game, Ice Hurley. Over a period of decades, Ice Hurley gradually developed into Ice Hockey."

Originated in the Maritimes based on the game Hurley but adapted to ICE.

And a few other opinions on the origins, one stating that it orinitade in England in the 1500's.

I know you were only kidding but it did raise a valid question.

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Thanks for the link

by Montgomery Gator In reply to Ice Hurley

Thanks for the info.

I still think "Hockey" is a strange name. Sounds like what you do when you expell phlegm. Must be tough when the phlegm gets stuck on the ice, time to get the Zamboni out before someone trips over it.

Still enjoy the lockout, gives more time for coverage of college basketball (don't care for the NBA variety, not enough defense, just a shootfest).

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by TomSal In reply to Long live the lockout!!!

I hate basketball, the most boring, non-sensical sport (besides perhaps tennis) in the world.

You don't even get to hit anyone..I mean come on...some takes the ball away -- slam him into the floorboards or tackle him.

As an aside you should see my sister and I on the sports thing....she hates hockey (which I played) and I hate basketball (which she played in high school)...'nuff

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