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Another reason why hockey is Canada's game....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Stephen Harper, our PM, is a hockey historian. Not only can he read, he can write.

    He's written a good piece in today's Star about amateur hockey in Toronto in the early 20th century. And he's writing a book about the early history of the sport.

    Too bad his politics suck.


    And a professional was not merely someone who accepted pay for play in some form. It included anyone who ever played with or against a professional. So serious was the charge of being professional that the accused was required to prove his innocence. To be found to be guilty of professionalism meant exclusion from virtually all sporting fraternities for life
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Interesting passage there.

    Reminds me of how players were ostracized (and even suspended, or blacklisted) for playing outlaw games against a team with an ex-Black Sox player throughout the 1920s. Dickey Kerr, one of the clean Sox, was one of them.
  3. That almost makes up for the cowboy photo over on t'other thread.
  4. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Because no one else wants it?
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    If our chief of state tried to write a book about his favorite sport ...

    Wait. Our chief of state. Writing a book. Ri-i-i-i-i-ight.

  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    You mean this?


    OK, if he were an American, which State would elect him? :)
  7. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Well, he's ahead of Jacques Demers on two counts. But phonics is not Canada's game.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    San Francisco would elect him as its mayor. If he had ass-less chaps to match the vest, he'd be promoted to queen in a heartbeat.

    Neither is troll-feeding, at least not this weekend. Merry Christmas, ya mutt. ;)
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    And he's also got this in his closet. (Well, he wore it at an APEC Summit earlier this year)

  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Montana, of course :D
  11. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    If hockey is Canada's sport, why....

    *Has no Canadian team won the Stanley Cup since 1993?
    *Have teams from Florida, Texas, and North Carolina won the Stanley Cup in the last 10 years alone?
    *Have NHL franchises in Quebec City and Winnipeg left Canada for Denver and (egads!) Phoenix?
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    A weak Canadian dollar as well as cities such as Raleigh, Denver and Phoenix willing to subsidize new arenas to draw in big dollars to pay for talent.
    Hopefully, a strong Canadian dollar will pay other dividends -- as it almost did in June with Edmonton.
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