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#1 jagori78


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:30 AM

Considering all 30 teams in the league, or even European hockey, where would you like to play if you were an NHL player? Assuming you had a million dollar contract; and why?

I think I would pick Nashville; where half a million buys a mansion on acres; nobody knows me; and I have beautiful weather and awesome city. Plus I would only pay 10 percent tax compared to Canada.

I wonder what age or place in life "real" NHL players make this decision. It makes me wonder why Garrison and Hamhuis chose to come here; to be close to family, I guess. If I were those guys I would have stayed in the city I was. How the hell does Detroit keep re-signing players I don't know.

Maybe Vancouver is a better place to live when you make a million a year as opposed to 80,000. But looking at the bigger picture; there are alot of good things to life in smaller markets down south, too.

I wonder if we will ever see more freedom in the next CBA for players to move around. If it were me starting my career, I would definately hope to play 4 years in college hockey, then a couple in Europe, before making the NHL. I bet Mike Sillinger and his 17 teams he loved travel, too.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:33 AM

Garrison and Hamhuis make a lot more than a million dollars a year. Hence why they don't have to worry about home prices. Or perhaps they don't even want a mansion.

I'd play here for sure. A dream come true.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:39 AM

New York, San Jose/LA/Anaheim or Vancouver

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:44 AM

Vancouver for sure.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:46 AM

Vancouver or Montreal.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:48 AM

New York, L.A or Vancouver.

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Keith is a pretty ugly dude after all....

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:51 AM

Definitely a waterfront city, but perhaps also somewhere that gets a proper summer. I love Vancouver to pieces, but the long, wet Springs and Autumns are starting to wear on me. If 30 teams were offering me big dollars for my world-class ability to shoot the puck around the boards in a sudden panic, I might choose LA.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:51 AM

No doubt Vancouver, although I would not be adverse to playing in Montreal, NYC, and California.


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:53 AM

Vancouver because its awesome or Anaheim because it has nice weather and i wanna live next to Disneyland.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:03 AM

Hawaii baby, now that would be nice.

(In all seriousnessssss, I'd play in the best country in Europe (Switzerland))


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:05 AM

I want to say Vancouver but I don't know if I could put up with all the idiots.

Maybe for the Avs. I like the colder climate anyway.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:38 AM

Of I wasn't a Canucks fan I'd pick San Josť. Bay Area <3

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:56 AM

Vancouver or Montreal.

I would have to agree with you there man, the only other option I might consider would be Detroit. :)

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:35 AM

Vancouver, Chicago, or Philly
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:46 AM

Vancouver because you can never replace the oppty to play at home in front of your friends and family. Others would be:

New York (Rangers), to live in Manhattan as an athlete is incredible I'm sure
LA - weather

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:03 AM

I would probably go with Ottawa. It's close to some of my immediate family, they have great summers, it's a pretty nice city, and the eastern travel is less time consuming.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:32 AM

It depends.

I would want to finish my career in Vancouver (probably).
But personally I like to travel and live in different places for extended periods of time.

New York, Montreal,

or if I don't like playing in a hockey-mad city...
something like

San Jose, Anaheim, Tampa Bay

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:29 AM

Columbus Blue Jackets, I could play horribly and no one would be there to se me embaress myself and the game of hockey. And with Blue Jackets as surronding i wouldn't even look that bad, i would just melt in.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:04 AM

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:08 AM


I hope you say that before UFA Alex ...

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:09 AM

1. Vancouver
2. Montreal
3. San Jose

It would be interesting to play in Switzerland, Sweden or Finland.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:20 AM

1. Vancouver
2. Pittsburgh
3. Montreal
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:39 AM


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

Vancouver, Philly, New York

If it comes between Philly and NY then I'd have to have a food wars episode with Ny style pizza vs a Philly cheesesteak
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:12 AM

I'd play in Vancouver but not for the money, The money is just a bonus.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

3. New York

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

Tampa Bay if I wanted to be surrounded by awesome hockey players

but Vancouver if I wanted to be surrounded by an awesome city with awesome fans
I would only get 3rd or 4th line minutes with the Canucks :bored:

the Sedins pretty much run that show

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:31 AM

Vancouver- obvious reasons
Anaheim- in California and who doesn't want to live close to Disneyland
Washington- would be cool to play with Ovechkin
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:07 AM

Vancouver, LA, Tampa Bay, Philly
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:09 AM

I'd try tampa or florida. Lower pressure than a team like Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver also my favorite player is Marty St.Louis.

I think playing in europe would be better for me though where there is less hitting (or big hits) and I can use my size to protect the puck better.

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