News Article: Leafs, Flames come together to help out CWHL players.

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  1. Its not your fault

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    awesome they did it good on them for helping the folding league...but...you know you have too much money when you can add this to your balance sheet and feel ok with it...kinda similar to Wickenheiser to player development...good to see on the paper but short of work ethic (which these guys should already have) I can't see the point of wasting money on it
     
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    Well this is off to a rough start.
     
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    Oh...dear.
     
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    I know you aren't talking about me lol...I have no issue with women's hockey, my comment was straight fact based lol...if you can afford to cover a folding leagues expenses (making sure the players get paid) you have too much money...great PR though
     
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    Just like Hayley Wickenheiser to player development, no shot at her she is a deserved legend in the women's game...but that has zilch to do with playing in the NHL, so short of the work ethic rubbing off on the players (which they should already have) I can't understand it
     
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    Please.. just stop..
     
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    naw...please explain it to me...it seems you're attributing meaning to what I said that literally wasn't there
     
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    You have said more then enough and if you need an explanation of your own words...you are sexist it seems claiming players can only learn one thing from a female player.
     
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    Should be considered tampering.
     
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    LeafSteel GO LEAFS GO!!!

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    Kudo's to the Leafs and Flames, and doing what's right.

    It's a shame that other than every 4 years, women's hockey doesn't receive nearly a wide enough national platform. It's some damn good hockey, and the rivalries are every bit as passionate and bitter as the men's.

    Glad the Leafs and Flames did this, and hopefully we see a platform emerge for more mainstream women's hockey. I know I'd be watching......
     
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    Do you also have a problem with teams hiring men in player development roles who haven't played in the NHL?
     
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    Picked over me yes of course but that's for a discussion on an other day. Note tounge in cheek. That was a pretty Bold statement he made.
     
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    Thankfully I don’t have to explain because common sense usually prevails.
     
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    there is some good stuff that goes on within the 4 years but it often does not get the promotion it needs and then falls under the radar. This past year I went to USA-Canada rivalry series in Toronto and it was awesome, however the arena was only a fraction full which was unfortunate to see.
     
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    Barb Underhill knows nothing about skating either never play a second of hockey for crying out loud.... am i doing this right?:popcorn:
     
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    I think you're unintentionally looking passed what he said because you don't like the tone he used.

    I believe what he's saying is that generally the NHL isn't an entry level role. Normally, people come up through the ranks (junior, minor pro, etc.) or create a name for themselves in a given field. Barb Underhill did that. Haley Wickenheiser seems almost like a 'show piece' hire. Someone with no track record in player development, but she's the biggest name in women's hockey, so she gets a job.
     
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    If more people found it that entertaining then the arena would be fuller. Its the sad reality of it. Women's hockey has been around a while. People know its there they just dont care.
    Personally I find most of it boring. I'd rather watch Jr B.
     
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    I've got a gripe about the lack of the Latinex hockey presence in L.A. and Arizona. In my opinion, really, really, really suspicious practice from those two organizations not to set aside on-ice and off-ice positions. But that's a distant secondary anxiety to the absence of any Barbadianex on the Islanders. Move the club if you can't accommodate the incoming influx of Barbadianex. Never mind that at the time of this post there is no such person identifying as a Barbadianex, they're going to be here in the fives and tens in the coming decades and Islanders policy should reflect that in anticipating their imminent arrival if they want to be considered a progressive organization, but more importantly not be seen as (and it might be too late for them) hostile.
     
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    She has decades of experience playing a game, I'm assuming that means something, it's just oh my lawd she's getting a job just because she's haley wikenheiser, some of the pros that get hired don't even have high school diplomas yet sure they can teach just sign'em up I know the guy he's good to go. Let's see what happens maybe it works out, maybe it doesn't but of all the leafs hires over the last few decades this isn't the end of the organization.
     
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    I guess people have a short memory but at the all star game the passing skills competition was won by a women. Best time. But according to some on here a hall of fame player can not teach a young player nothing. A captain of several Olympic gold medal teams and gold medal world championship teams.

    Leadership
    Team work
    Work ethic
    Dedication
    Eating right
    Working out right.

    I guess she can not teach them much.
     
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    deleted double post
     
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    I'm sure it would have had more people come out if there was any kind of marketing in the months before it. I got my tickets only 3 weeks before the game. There was also still a decent crowd, bigger than any Junior B team I can think of.

    I mean hey you do you, but I just cannot see a regular season Junior B game being more exciting than the best on best in the womens game.
     
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    Nice job by both of those organizations.
     
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    A lot white knights in here. Horrible waste of money by organizations trying to gain progressive fans.

    As for women at the all-star game.... Nobody cares... It is a sideshow... A circus...

    People wanna watch the best of the best. The market has spoken. Deal with it.
     

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