NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

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    NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/09/21/nhl-players-trying-to-organize-caravan-league/70000825/1#.UFy7zVEncik

    "A recent CSN Philadelphia report revealed that a group of French-Canadian Flyers players--Max Talbot and Bruno Gervais--are attempting to organize a series of games, starting up a league in Quebec. The teams would travel around Quebec. Hence the "caravan" name tag.

    The Quebec-based league idea has a hint of deja vu. Back during the 2004-05 season, Joel Bouchard organized a barn-storm league. Bouchard created a McDonald's Caravan, a 16-weekend tour of four-on-four hockey that featured some of the NHL's stars. The league toured throughout Quebec and all proceeds went to charity"

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    Don't recall the touring league during the last lockout. Any of our Quebec Bruins fans get to see any games during the the last NHL work stoppage ?

     
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    Re: NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    Maybe we can talk Kane and Lucic into doing the same thing out here in NC.

     
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    Regional teams would be fun.

    MA would have a halfway decent nhl team.

     
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    Not bad, but they'd be weak on forwards, which could be ok if they did 4 on 4.

    Pandolpho Boyle Butler

    Aucoin Ferreiro Hayes

    McCarthy Hennessy

    Yandle Whitney

    Gill Mottau

    Janik Carlson

    Schneider

    DiPetro

     

    The BC team looks pretty solid

    Lucic RNH Kane

    Benn Turris Ladd

    Horcoff Brouwer Yip

    Kobasew Morrison Connoly

    Seabrook Weber

    Brewer Hamhuis

    Goirges Hannan

    Price

    LaBarbera

     
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    In response to red75's comment:
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    Maybe we can talk Kane and Lucic into doing the same thing out here in NC.

     

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    Huh this is kind of fun, so I thought I'd do a few more. Not necessarily lining the forward lines up by position, take too long.

    Manitoba
    Toews Sharp Zajac
    Steen Penner Fehr
    Helm Asham Tootoo
    McCleod Shelley Orr
    Keith Hamonic
    Barker White
    Salvador Rome
    Reimer

    Michigan
    Legwand Kesler Booth
    Rolston Slater Larose
    Gerbe Moss Abdelkader
    Porter Conner Condra
    Wisniewski Gleason
    Greene Greene
    Hunwick Petry
    Miller
    Johnson

    Minnesota
    Parise Backes Langenbrunner
    Okposo Wheeler Mueller
    Blake Stepan Wyman
    Cullen Petersen Hendricks
    Byfuglien Alberts
    Ballard Gilbert
    Goligoski Johnson
    No goalies so they'll have to slap some phonebooks onto Buff.

     
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    Re: NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    two more and these are quite impressive

    Quebec

    St Louis Lecavlier Gagne

    Burrows Bergeron (just for fun ;) Briere

    Gagne Statsny Pominville

    Ribeiro Parenteau Bouchard

    Letang Vlasic

    Robidas Beachemin

    Bergeron Gervais

    Brodeur

    Fleury

    Louongo

     

    Ontario

    Spezza Stamkos Thornton

    Staal Giroux Tavares

    Nash Perry Skinner

    Seguin Richards Carter

    Doughty Bieksa

    Subban Fowler

    Boyle Pietrangelo

    Smith

    Elliott

    That's the type of team that wouldn't just win a cup, they'd be real threat for Olympic gold

     
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    Re: NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    In response to red75's comment:

    Not bad, but they'd be weak on forwards, which could be ok if they did 4 on 4.Pandolpho Boyle Butler Aucoin Ferreiro Hayes McCarthy Hennessy


    Oh the days of Guerin, Amonte, Roenick, Tkachuk, Young, Stevens and McEachern.

     

     
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    I'm not sure if teaming up with Bruno is the best idea.  It hasn't worked for anyone before!

     
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    Re: NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    Red, despite my snide remarks once every...six months, I really do appreciate your input here.  This thread is an exact reason why.  Absolutely lots of fun.

     

    To be fair to the Americans, states are much smaller than provinces.  If you go with regions, such as the north east to include NY and PA, you could include Ryan Malone, Bogosian, RJ Umberger, Ryan Callahan, Jimmy Howard, Patrick Kane, and others!

     

     

     
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    Red. just curious, what about that Phil Kessel guy?  Why didn't he make any of the lineups?

     
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    Red. just curious, what about that Phil Kessel guy?  Why didn't he make any of the lineups?

     

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    He's from Wisconsin - I'll get to him in another one.

    And NAS you're right about regionality for the states, so for the whole NE, (and I'll add in Nova Scotia as it's part of the Bruins traditional fanbase) you'd get
    Marchand Crosby Kane
    Gionta Connolly Brown
    Pandolpho Boyle Cole
    Callahan Stempniak Higgins
    Malone Parros Umberger
    Yandle Whitney
    Gill MacDonald
    Bogosian White
    Schneider
    DiPetro
    Boucher

     

     
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    Re: NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    Here's Kessel - a Midwest team

     

    Parise Kesler Kessel

    Pavelski Backes Langenbrunner

    Okposo Wheeler Mueller

    Legwand Rolston Booth

    Suter Byfuglien

    Wisniewski Alberts

    Liles Johnson

    Miller
    Johnson

     
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    One more - Western Canada - I put Boychuk and Ference on for sentimental reasons.

    Lucic Getzlaf Kane

    Iginla Toews Hartnell

    Eberle RNH Hall

    Penner Smyth Doan

    Weber Green

    Keith Seabrook

    Ference Boychuk

    Price

    Ward

     
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    Oops,. when I was doing the NE team I missed Conneticut (too many damn states in New England :p)

    So  that would add Quick and Pacioretty, and maybe Shattenkirk and Hainsey.

     
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    Geographic size is less important than population.  The population of MA is larger than Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba combined even though they're compressed into an area roughly the size of Wendell Clark's family farm.  I've always thought that that kind of Metro compression was an advantage for elite athletes because you're more likely to play against other elite athletes regularly than if you had the same number of top players in different regions.  It certainly seems to work that way in Ontario...but then again, the BC interior has produced as many - or more - star players than Metro Vancouver and Quebec City and regions in more sparsely populated areas seem to produce more players than Montreal.  Too much jazz and smoked mean, and too many strip clubs that ID too cavalierly.  Too many cars to burn and Gauloises to smoke.

    Best way to handle this is the way they do it for the under 17 tournament - Canada is split the way hockey pools used to split Gretzky's goals and assists:  Pacific, Western, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic.  Everyone else?  Country.  U.S.A., Russia, Czechs, Finns....  Bring it!

     

     
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    I should add that even then, Ontario has dominated with 8 wins.  USA, Russia and Quebec tie for second with 3 wins apeice.

     
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    Re: NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    In response to Bookboy007's comment:
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    Geographic size is less important than population.  The population of MA is larger than Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba combined even though they're compressed into an area roughly the size of Wendell Clark's family farm.  I've always thought that that kind of Metro compression was an advantage for elite athletes because you're more likely to play against other elite athletes regularly than if you had the same number of top players in different regions.  It certainly seems to work that way in Ontario...but then again, the BC interior has produced as many - or more - star players than Metro Vancouver and Quebec City and regions in more sparsely populated areas seem to produce more players than Montreal.  Too much jazz and smoked mean, and too many strip clubs that ID too cavalierly.  Too many cars to burn and Gauloises to smoke.

    Best way to handle this is the way they do it for the under 17 tournament - Canada is split the way hockey pools used to split Gretzky's goals and assists:  Pacific, Western, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic.  Everyone else?  Country.  U.S.A., Russia, Czechs, Finns....  Bring it!

     

     

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    I was thinking the same thing. What good is the size of a province or state when you have to drive forever to find a town and people ? Ontario is huge. Try driving through Northern Ontario to find civilization. 


     
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    Oops,. when I was doing the NE team I missed Conneticut (too many damn states in New England :p)

    So  that would add Quick and Pacioretty, and maybe Shattenkirk and Hainsey.

     

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    I would love to miss Connecticut.  I hate that place.

     
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    I like the idea of states just because of Kessel.  He could be team captain of team Wisconsin.  And I did forget he was from there, I always keep thinking Minnesota and when anyone mentions Wisconsin all of those infamous stories come back*.  I'm not crazy about CT or NJ either.  It's part of the northern superioirty thing.  Where you grew up has everything to do with environmnentally induced genetics to play the game.  And then again I hate the Quebecois who come down here (2 of the worst skaters I know) who are all belligerent like it's their birth right.

     

    * Like this one;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhqQuDi4dYE

    Someone should have punched his lights for that.

     

     
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    BadHab as much as I disliked his attitude here in Boston, I think that's great. Nothing I like more than letting the crowd have it after boo'ing you than scoring and pretty much telling them to pound sand.

    Similar to Ferrence flipping off the Bell Centre or the guy that got hit in the face by the puck after he mocked (I don't remember his name) who got hit earlier that same game.

     
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    Re: NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    really hate Connecticut ?  why ?


    I'm going to watch the game coming up in Sherbrooke, Quebec. 

     
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    Re: NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    Connecticut has some of the most socio-economic successful middle class people in the United States as Sandog's Southern California.  Toronto, is not a cheapo city, it has a massive suburbia again with som mighty well tado people.  So Connecicut sucks as much as LA, Toronto, and most likely Chicago.  Oh well, Quebec province trotters is a good idea.  Deprived Quebeckers need hockey! Hockey is big time in my life, but time to find some "nature".  

     
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    Re: NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    Connecticut is where New Yorkers move to raise kids but still work in Manhattan. The state is split down the middle as far as sports, half Jets half Pats fans, half Red Sux fans half Stainkee fans etc. Pretty state along the coast but any state called the "nutmeg state" deserves to be made fun of by it's residents commenting "Don't worry I always turn the lights out when I leave after visiting".

     
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    Re: NHL players trying to organize 'caravan' league

    I don't think it has to do with competiton as environment. There's not much else to do in rural Alberta, Sask. and Manitoba during the winter than shoot the puck around the shinny rink. With such a small population they've still produced Howe, Messier, Shore, Sawchuk, Hall, Bower, Bucyk, the Neidermayers, Bathgate, Clarke, McDonald, Gadsby, Fuhr, Vernon, Belfour, Hextall, Trottier, etc.

     
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