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North Korea has a hockey team

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spikechiquet, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    ...and Deadspin got a pretty good long-form story about their play while in South Africa.

    Shocking, yes, they play a system and stick to that system. And of course, they praise "Great Leader".

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    And they score 77 goals a game.
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    All by the Great Leader, despite his death.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Hey, it's hockey, you know how they deal with injuries.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that. I've become more and more fascinated with stories about North Korea since recently finishing The Orphan Master's Son. Things in that novel seem so impossible. But with each subsequent real article about North Korea I read, the novel seems less impossible.
  6. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    wow, a team of pure evil that's about as good as a high school team in Minnesota? It's like the Colorado Avalanche.
  7. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Very cool story. Born in '82, my only real memory of the cold war was the wall being torn down. I hear stories about how the Russian hockey players were basically robots and about the air of mystery surrounding the team heading into the 1972 series. It is very strange to think how cut off and isolated these guys are, that there can be a team with that same mystique -- obviously at the other end of the quality spectrum -- as the Russians 41 years ago.
  8. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    We now know who the Mighty Ducks will play in D4, the Great Leader strikes back.
  9. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    I would totally watch that. Hell, they can still probably get both Emilio Estevaz and Josh Jackson to play the leads, not like they're doing much right now anyway.
  10. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    I know someone, who I believe posts here quite often, who once had a run-in with Julie 'The Cat' Gaffney.
  11. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

  12. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    They should move the team to Hamilton.
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