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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post
    This is what I'm imagining he's doing when you respond to him...

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    I'm autistic. It's incredibly difficult for me not to assume that people are being straightforward and actually mean what they say, even when I know, on some level, that a particular individual isn't. Generally, I find that it's not worth the effort, unless it's someone like Grant, who I know is at least well meaning even when he's not straightforward. This is hardly the only forum in which I provide entertainment for the trolls. To which, all I can say, is that, if it makes you feel good to have baited me, I have pity that you are so terrible at life that accomplishing such an easy task brings so much meaning to it.

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    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    The Whitecaps will have a goalie, and a good one at that.

    https://www.nwhl.zone/news_article/show/1026360
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    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    While there are more pressing matters to address on this thread, the following might provide an entertaining respite, not unrelated to our concerns.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...gtype=Homepage

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    Quote Originally Posted by D2D View Post
    The Whitecaps will have a goalie, and a good one at that.

    https://www.nwhl.zone/news_article/show/1026360
    Edit: From the Star Tribune's Randy Johnson:
    "While many top women’s players in North America are boycotting the NWHL in an attempt to get a league that is more financially stable, the Minnesota Whitecaps continue to assemble a team to defend their championship. On Friday, Nicole Schammel, the Gophers’ leading scorer this season, signed with the Whitecaps. She joins goalie Amanda Leveille and forwards Jonna Curtis and Allie Thunstrom."

    My question is, will there be any other NWHL teams for the Whitecaps to play?
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    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    I believe the Pride are up to 8.

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    You gotta wonder how much of this is due to animosity over the NWHL forming in the first place. My understanding is that originally Rylan wanted a CWHL team in NY but decided instead to form the NWHL. This probably didnít go down well with the Canadians who seem to think they control womenís hockey (some would say do given their dominance, in more ways than one, over the Americans). The Canadian league was never going anywhere structured as it was, it was nothing more than a girls club destined to fail.

    At the end of the day women who want to continue playing hockey AND have a career AND continue advancing womenís pro hockey AND support girls hockey will play. Those who want somebody to support them while they avoid the real world will not. They can go to Sweden or wherever, but that does nothing to build a league here.

    When the Egyptians built a pyramid, somebody had to lay the first stone despite the possibility of never seeing the completed project. If everybody stood around waiting to lay the capstone the job would never have gotten started let alone completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokechecker View Post
    You gotta wonder how much of this is due to animosity over the NWHL forming in the first place. My understanding is that originally Rylan wanted a CWHL team in NY but decided instead to form the NWHL. This probably didnít go down well with the Canadians who seem to think they control womenís hockey (some would say do given their dominance, in more ways than one, over the Americans). The Canadian league was never going anywhere structured as it was, it was nothing more than a girls club destined to fail.

    At the end of the day women who want to continue playing hockey AND have a career AND continue advancing womenís pro hockey AND support girls hockey will play. Those who want somebody to support them while they avoid the real world will not. They can go to Sweden or wherever, but that does nothing to build a league here.

    When the Egyptians built a pyramid, somebody had to lay the first stone despite the possibility of never seeing the completed project. If everybody stood around waiting to lay the capstone the job would never have gotten started let alone completed.
    Nice analogy - the Egyptians used slaves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAHOCKEY FAN View Post
    I believe the Pride are up to 8.
    If they keep it up, they might be able to establish a one team league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puckdrop14 View Post
    If they keep it up, they might be able to establish a one team league.
    And play 4 on 4 hockey - two full lines and lots of offense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arenalife View Post
    Nice analogy - the Egyptians used slaves!
    your name suggests you spend a lot of time at the rink, maybe too much?

    https://www.livescience.com/32616-ho...ds-built-.html
    https://harvardmagazine.com/2003/07/...-pyramids-html
    https://www.usnews.com/science/artic...build-pyramids

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokechecker View Post
    Living wage!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arenalife View Post
    Nice analogy - the Egyptians used slaves!
    on 2nd thought maybe you were referring to the Canadians who told its players when the NWHL formed that if they played in it they would lose consideration for the national team and didn't even consider paying Americans in the CWHL until the NWHL was formed, and initially weren't going to release Americans from their contract.

    so yeah, slaves <-> CWHL, might be a nice analogy

    and let's not forget that prior to the WHA and more US ownership, the NHL pretty much treated their players like indentured servants

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokechecker View Post
    and let's not forget that prior to the WHA and more US ownership, the NHL pretty much treated their players like indentured servants
    All sports leagues did that until the Curt Flood case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    All sports leagues did that until the Curt Flood case.
    With people using arguments against free agency that were remarkably similar to the way they argue against transfers now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Eeyore View Post
    With people using arguments against free agency that were remarkably similar to the way they argue against transfers now.
    Yep.

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    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    From the Star Tribune:

    Whitecaps sign Boulier

    The Minnesota Whitecaps added a fifth player to their roster for the 2019-20 season, re-signing Amanda Boulier, a finalist for the NWHL defender of the year last season.

    Boulier, a former St. Lawrence standout from Watertown, Conn., had five goals and eight assists in the 2018-19 regular season and added a goal and an assist in the playoffs as the Whitecaps captured the Isobel Cup championship in their first NWHL season.

    Boulier joins goalie Amanda Leveille and forwards Jonna Curtis, Allie Thunstrom and Nicole Schammel in signing with the Whitecaps for the upcoming season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D2D View Post
    From the Star Tribune:

    Whitecaps sign Boulier

    The Minnesota Whitecaps added a fifth player to their roster for the 2019-20 season, re-signing Amanda Boulier, a finalist for the NWHL defender of the year last season.

    Boulier, a former St. Lawrence standout from Watertown, Conn., had five goals and eight assists in the 2018-19 regular season and added a goal and an assist in the playoffs as the Whitecaps captured the Isobel Cup championship in their first NWHL season.

    Boulier joins goalie Amanda Leveille and forwards Jonna Curtis, Allie Thunstrom and Nicole Schammel in signing with the Whitecaps for the upcoming season.
    when the NWHL first started, they were slow to sign players too, for much the same reason, problems with players who were in the CWHL
    there is a lot of peer pressure not to sign
    and the teams have no reason to be in a rush, nor the players for that matter
    the teams need to get their ducks in a row, concentrating on the players that will be the core
    and the players need to be sure their life is in order, since they need to have a job that supports them and allows them to play hockey
    when the season starts, there may be even a few national team members on rosters once they realize they need to do what's best for themselves and not what's best for the Canadians and those that wanted to paly there
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    Captain Dempsey signs with Pride! trying to figure out who is signing and who isnt....looks like National team players are not and rest want to play. I think we are going to see even more girls sign at least at Pride...wait to long and their wont be a spot...total is 9....still no goalie!
    https://www.nwhl.zone/news_article/show/1029321

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAHOCKEY FAN View Post
    Captain Dempsey signs with Pride! trying to figure out who is signing and who isnt....looks like National team players are not and rest want to play. I think we are going to see even more girls sign at least at Pride...wait to long and their wont be a spot...total is 9....still no goalie!
    https://www.nwhl.zone/news_article/show/1029321
    I donít know how accurate or up to date this is but the Ice Garden tracker shows that a relatively small group of players have signed.

    https://www.theicegarden.com
    Last edited by Puckdrop14; 06-18-2019 at 05:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAHOCKEY FAN View Post
    Captain Dempsey signs with Pride! trying to figure out who is signing and who isnt....looks like National team players are not and rest want to play. I think we are going to see even more girls sign at least at Pride...wait to long and their wont be a spot...total is 9....still no goalie!
    https://www.nwhl.zone/news_article/show/1029321
    The US national team members have money in their pocket, getting paid by USA Hockey ($25K of it from the NHL which brings up the question, do the Canadians get anything from the NHL?), so they aren’t singing this tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWNfFMcWOuk
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