Re: Bryzgalov and Holtby, wow
posted at 2/23/2013 5:11 PM EST
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to red75's comment:
Why do people hate him?
Here's his statement: "Not many people live there, not many Russian people there. Plus it's cold. There's no excitement except the hockey. No park, no entertaining for the families, for the kids. It's going to be tough life for your family. I've been there for just once, maybe twice, when I play in minors. It was really cold. I used the tunnels between the buildings to get to the arena. Because it was minus 40-something. Real cold."
Which part is untrue? It sure is cold there. There aren't many Russains there. I don't know about the nightlife, but if someone said they didn't want to play in Boston because of these things, I wouldn't hate them.
He made no comments about the people of the city. He didn't say they were jerks or dumb or anything. He said it is cold, there aren't a lot of people from his country, and there isn't much to do.
What's incorrect or wrong about any of that?
Everything except the temperature. That was why he ticked off so many people. Winnipeg has the largest urban park in NA as well as hundreds of others, (that was the one that honked off people the most because it is so amazingly ignorant).
The second overwhelmingly stupid statement was about no Russians. I grew up two blocks away from the largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Canada. Most of the East End, or about a fifth of the city, is of either Russian or Ukranian descent (including myself, with two of my granparents coming from the USSR). It's easier to find borscht in Winnipeg than it is to find pizza in New York. Saying there's no Russians in Winnipeg is like saying there's no Irish in Boston.
A solid nightlife, more festivals than any other city I've been to, entertainment options for both families and kids that are numerous including the world's third ranked ballet, and numerous other activities that i'm too lazy to list.
If he was right about anything other than the temp. he wouldn't have honked off so many people.