If YOU could play anywhere, where would it be?
Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:30 AM
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
I'd play here for sure. A dream come true.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:39 AM
Edited by TheEhrhoffEffect, 01 October 2012 - 12:39 AM.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:44 AM
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:46 AM
In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs
ryan kesler is going to the chicago blackhawks ... quote me on it
Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:48 AM
Shanahan went soft on Keith.
Keith is a pretty ugly dude after all....
Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:51 AM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:51 AM
RIP LB RR PD
Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:53 AM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:03 AM
(In all seriousnessssss, I'd play in the best country in Europe (Switzerland))
Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:05 AM
Maybe for the Avs. I like the colder climate anyway.
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.
"It's an opportunity, we don't look at it as a last chance... We look at it as an opportunity to do something great. We are going to take it period by period, shift by shift. You just have to be better than the guy across from you... Every guy in this locker room I can say believes we can do this." - Ryan Kesler
Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:46 AM
New York (Rangers), to live in Manhattan as an athlete is incredible I'm sure
LA - weather
Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:03 AM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:32 AM
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...
San Jose, Anaheim, Tampa Bay
Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:29 AM
Edited by supermanbieksa, 01 October 2012 - 12:38 PM.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:09 AM
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
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:56 AM
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
"Being a Canuck fan, maybe sometime down the road be a Vancouver Canuck.... that would conquer all my dreams"
Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:12 AM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:17 AM
3. New York
Edited by canucktican, 01 October 2012 - 08:18 AM.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:30 AM
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
the Sedins pretty much run that show
Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:31 AM
Anaheim- in California and who doesn't want to live close to Disneyland
Washington- would be cool to play with Ovechkin
Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:09 AM
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.