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2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
Surely I'm not the only one kind of keeping an eye on this? E.? Sini? Musta? Temnozor? Maybe even Whiteruthenian? Tork??? Perhaps even Phleggy?

Is anybody watching the best sport in the world and one of the better tournies around? cool

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2012 Dec 30 20:27
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Don't look at me. I've got no TV set. [Image: smiley_typing.gif]

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RE: 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
Our local ice hockey team manages to go bankrupt every 2nd year and subsequently gets relegated to the third national league. Back in the 70s they used to be quite good and even had a Finnish and Canadian players. One of the latter married one of my mother's classmates and followed him to B.C.

The fun thing with ice hockey is that it used to be kinda popular till the early 80s and then subsequently became such a fringe sport that most teams could not even maintain their training halls: Lower league ice hockey has some major league violent hooliganism, though. In direct comparison (field) hockey by now is probably more popular than ice hockey, basically because the Germans teams are quite good at it.

Around here the teams give away tickets for free to fill the empty seats.

Watching ice hockey on TV sucks anyway because the game is too fast and the puck is too small for the cameras.


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2012 Dec 31 00:55
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Sadly, I am not cheering for Canada. You know why.

2012 Dec 31 01:41
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Having looked at the results of the German team so far you will understand that this won't suddenly turn me into a fan.


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(2012 Dec 31 00:55)Phlegethon Wrote:  Watching ice hockey on TV sucks anyway because the game is too fast and the puck is too small for the cameras.

You're not going to like this but that's exactly what our cousins to the South said of ice hockey on tv when it first hit their prime television markets. They at one time even had lasers following the puck so viewers could "see". Big Grin

Hmm needless to say we, the smug hockey Canucks that we can be, giggled, heartily. Big Grin

Nice post. Thank you. Too bad about how elitist of a sport it has become though. Nice story about your mom's mate. Smile

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(2012 Dec 31 00:55)Phlegethon Wrote:  Watching ice hockey on TV sucks anyway because the game is too fast and the puck is too small for the cameras.

May be if you're blind. LOL

(2012 Dec 30 20:27)Aemma Wrote:  Surely I'm not the only one kind of keeping an eye on this? E.? Sini? Musta? Temnozor? Maybe even Whiteruthenian? Tork??? Perhaps even Phleggy?

Is anybody watching the best sport in the world and one of the better tournies around? cool

I watched Finland's pre-games against Canada and USA. I've been following the results but I haven't watched the games since I'd have to pay for them. Finland playes Sweden later today.

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(2012 Dec 31 09:56)Mustapaita Wrote:  May be if you're blind. LOL

Might be genetically encoded. German eyes have been trained through evolution to only follow footballs and nicely-shaped female butts.


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(2012 Dec 31 11:38)Phlegethon Wrote:  
(2012 Dec 31 09:56)Mustapaita Wrote:  May be if you're blind. LOL

Might be genetically encoded. German eyes have been trained through evolution to only follow footballs and nicely-shaped female butts.

All you need is a pair of eyes. ;)

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Like Odin I gave one eye for wisdom.


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