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The Ducks are one of the most exciting teams to watch in the NHL.

They have a great combination of young stars and veteran leadership, skill and toughness, and speed and strength.

They certainly deserved their names written on the Cup. Also, the only Duck (player or coach) to have won the Stanley Cup before tonight was Scott Niedermayer.


First of all they are from Anaheim with a fan base that is really ignorant towards what the sport truly is... mark 1...


Is that compared to all the kids in Jersey who learn to skate practically before they can walk? :wink:

umm I take it you never played hockey kind sir... because yes indeed hockey is a major sport in the Garden State... it is played in both private and public high schools... and it is not in California... I grew up playing both ice, roller, and street hockey... my neighborhoods have always been teeming with the sport... maybe you live in the cities of NJ but in the suburbs hockey is played with as much regularity as basketball...

different generation I suppose.


I was joking (hence the wink emoticon).

But to be serious, New Jersey is far from being a hotbed of hockey.

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With every Stanley Cup they win, non-hockey market teams become harder to contract.

That's why the Ducks winning the Cup was bad for hockey.

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With every Stanley Cup they win, non-hockey market teams become harder to contract.

That's why the Ducks winning the Cup was bad for hockey.


Anaheim is one of the few new markets that actually make sense

and in the last 13 years of average attendance figures between The Ducks & and The Devils , the Devils have avg more 7 times while the Ducks have outdrawn over the season 6.......

http://www.andrewsstarspage.com/NHL-Business/NHL-attendance.htm

and while the talk radio out here just might talk nothing but Lakers 365 days a year.. There are quite a few passionate hockey fans here in So Cal....I personally know 2 guys with season tickets to the Kings (closer geographically to me but I'm a Rangers fan)

now you wanna talk contraction I am all for it, but lets get the cities where no one goes to the games, not the teams with passionate fan bases

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and I grew up in Hicksville as a kid in the late 70's and street hockey ruled...much more so than basketball & football...although we did play a lot of baseball (wiffle & tennis ball)....So much so that every kid had 3 or 4 Mylec sticks, both the orange & blue street balls, each street even had there own team names, The Great cages which the goalie had to move as cars came to pass down the street, preceded of course by every kid screaming "car" lol

I mention this because I actually came upon this recently in my neighborhood here in Los Angeles....Kids playing Street Hockey!!!!! to me that's a great sign

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ya gotta believe wrote:
and I grew up in Hicksville as a kid in the late 70's and street hockey ruled...much more so than basketball & football...although we did play a lot of baseball (wiffle & tennis ball)....So much so that every kid had 3 or 4 Mylec sticks, both the orange & blue street balls, each street even had there own team names, The Great cages which the goalie had to move as cars came to pass down the street, preceded of course by every kid screaming "car" lol

I mention this because I actually came upon this recently in my neighborhood here in Los Angeles....Kids playing Street Hockey!!!!! to me that's a great sign


via la Ducks many moons later... guarenteed there are no roller hockey leauges, street hockey leauges, run by the local township... they exist here... Clerks anyone... I lived in LA for 17 months... Newport Beach and quite franly noone plays hockey there... lame -0h... yes again whats wrong with the sport.


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Chico wrote:
bel-tron 3010 wrote:
Chico wrote:
bel-tron 3010 wrote:
sluger11787 wrote:
The Ducks are one of the most exciting teams to watch in the NHL.

They have a great combination of young stars and veteran leadership, skill and toughness, and speed and strength.

They certainly deserved their names written on the Cup. Also, the only Duck (player or coach) to have won the Stanley Cup before tonight was Scott Niedermayer.


First of all they are from Anaheim with a fan base that is really ignorant towards what the sport truly is... mark 1...


Is that compared to all the kids in Jersey who learn to skate practically before they can walk? :wink:

umm I take it you never played hockey kind sir... because yes indeed hockey is a major sport in the Garden State... it is played in both private and public high schools... and it is not in California... I grew up playing both ice, roller, and street hockey... my neighborhoods have always been teeming with the sport... maybe you live in the cities of NJ but in the suburbs hockey is played with as much regularity as basketball...

different generation I suppose.


I was joking (hence the wink emoticon).

But to be serious, New Jersey is far from being a hotbed of hockey.


hotbed yes.. the kids have been playing...

if you are up on the amateur draft for the NHL there are kids drafted between the first and later rounds of hockey all the time from NJ... true story.


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and I grew up in Hicksville as a kid in the late 70's and street hockey ruled...much more so than basketball & football...although we did play a lot of baseball (wiffle & tennis ball)....So much so that every kid had 3 or 4 Mylec sticks, both the orange & blue street balls, each street even had there own team names, The Great cages which the goalie had to move as cars came to pass down the street, preceded of course by every kid screaming "car" lol

I mention this because I actually came upon this recently in my neighborhood here in Los Angeles....Kids playing Street Hockey!!!!! to me that's a great sign


via la Ducks many moons later... guarenteed there are no roller hockey leauges, street hockey leauges, run by the local township... they exist here... Clerks anyone... I lived in LA for 17 months... Newport Beach and quite franly noone plays hockey there... lame -0h... yes again whats wrong with the sport.


32 players in The Western Hockey league are native Southern Californians.....Most of the Us under 18 national team are from southern states...
While not denying any of your assertions on the lack of non ice leagues, hockey is growing with the amount of people playing it(albeit slowly) in non traditional places

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ya gotta believe wrote:
bel-tron 3010 wrote:
ya gotta believe wrote:
and I grew up in Hicksville as a kid in the late 70's and street hockey ruled...much more so than basketball & football...although we did play a lot of baseball (wiffle & tennis ball)....So much so that every kid had 3 or 4 Mylec sticks, both the orange & blue street balls, each street even had there own team names, The Great cages which the goalie had to move as cars came to pass down the street, preceded of course by every kid screaming "car" lol

I mention this because I actually came upon this recently in my neighborhood here in Los Angeles....Kids playing Street Hockey!!!!! to me that's a great sign


via la Ducks many moons later... guarenteed there are no roller hockey leauges, street hockey leauges, run by the local township... they exist here... Clerks anyone... I lived in LA for 17 months... Newport Beach and quite franly noone plays hockey there... lame -0h... yes again whats wrong with the sport.


32 players in The Western Hockey league are native Southern Californians.....Most of the Us under 18 national team are from southern states...
While not denying any of your assertions on the lack of non ice leagues, hockey is growing with the amount of people playing it(albeit slowly) in non traditional places


One of the points about hockey in the US is that it's generally a sport that has to be played in man-made facilities. There just aren't that many places where a kid can find natural ice that is suitable for hockey (the way there is in parts of Canada).

With that in mind, you can develop hockey anywhere there's an indoor rink. The only extra in the sun belt is that you can't have an open-air rink the way you can in the winter in northern climates.

But that's not a huge detriment compared to the cost of equipment and ice time. If a parent can afford the other stuff involved in their kid being a competitive hockey player, they can afford the extra cost for indoor ice.

The sun belt is more heavily populated, so teams like the Gretzky-led Kings and the Stanley Cup-winning Ducks help grow the sport, IMO.

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I don't think SoCal can support two teams. It's hard to tell since the (Mighty) Ducks and the Kings have never been good or bad simultaneously. It wouldn't surprise if the same people who rooted for the Kings during the Gretzsky era were celebrating the Cup win for the Ducks. There's no rivalry between those two franchises either, a growing problem in a sport where teams are moving and the league is expanding.


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