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#41 Pepperkorn

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:46 PM

What's with the Canadian hate?

I think I'd like to see this winter classic with my mother. I still remember after the Devils won the Cup in 2003, my parents were visiting and I was talking about Scott Stevens and my mother sighed "I remember back when I had a crush on a hockey player. It was the goalie for the Wings. Terry Sawchuk was his name..." :blink:

It was as if he was just the local hockey guy not historic Terry Sawchuk. and.... EWE? I mean if it wasn't his brilliance ??? - she SAW that face. :noclue: Anyhow she felt like there were only 2 hockey teams on earth growing up Wings and Leafs.

(And yes I DID say -- "mom - you were in high school." she of course said "ohhhhh you're still young!" "Dude I'm 35!" "you're my baby!! Come over here")
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

As I've said before, great choice.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:51 PM

Not only are the Leafs an original 6 and geographic rival, but they were also chosen to help fill 110,000+ seats. I wouldve preferred two American teams but its an exception for one year. Its not like they'll regularly have a Canadian team after that.

I'm more happy they are shifting away from soul-less stadiums and associating the WC with classical and historical stadiums again. The shift back to football stadiums will also boost the coffers and help greatly with sight lines, too. I still dont know how Citizens Bank ever hosted one.


The only soulless stadium was Citizens Bank..


The Leafs are NOT an interesting team but like I've said their fans will pay millions for anything...
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:44 AM

The only soulless stadium was Citizens Bank..


The Leafs are NOT an interesting team but like I've said their fans will pay millions for anything...


I wouldn't say Citizens Bank is soulless. It's a bit cookie-cutter, by modern standards, as is CitiField...seems like all the new ballparks rip off Camden Yards in one way or another. Make it retro? Check. Asymmetrical dimensions? Check. Something goofy in the outfield? Check.

It's funny, though CitiField is clearly the NICER ballpark, I don't think it's found it's soul yet...Shea had more of it than CitiField does.

But anyway, to echo what Devlman said, I look at a place like Citizens Bank hosting a game and it seems like it'd be a horrible place to watch a hockey game. The sightlines in football stadiums just seem so much better, even if some fans are going to be pretty far away from the action.
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