WHA: World Hockey Association aka biggest pool league ever?

Discussion in 'Canada General' started by Entil`Zha, Jul 22, 2004.

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  1. Entil`Zha Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 1999
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    Doesn't this "new" association sounds like an elaborate and gigantic hockey pool? Choosing players on a piece of paper just in the hopes of beating your in-laws or your coworkers? I mean look at their "draft picks"...

    1st Round Selection Pos.
    2003-04 Club
    1.
    Québec Simon Gagné LW
    Philadelphia (NHL)
    2.
    Halifax Travis Green C Boston (NHL)
    3.
    Detroit Dany Heatley RW Atlanta (NHL)
    4.
    Hamilton Michael Ryder RW Montréal (NHL)
    5.
    Toronto Joe Thornton C Boston (NHL)
    6.
    Founders' franchise Todd Bertuzzi RW Vancouver (NHL)
    7.
    Dallas Eric Lindros C N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
    8.
    Florida Brad Richards C Tampa Bay (NHL)


    2nd Round Selection Pos.
    2003-04 Club
    9.
    Florida Steve Shields G Florida (NHL)
    10.
    Dallas Scott Gomez C New Jersey (NHL)
    11.
    Founders' franchise Corey Schwab G New Jersey (NHL)
    12.
    Toronto Ilya Kovalchuk LW Atlanta (NHL)
    13.
    Hamilton Felix Potvin G Boston (NHL)
    14.
    Detroit Drake Berehowsky D Toronto (NHL)
    15.
    Halifax Craig MacDonald C Boston (NHL)
    16.
    Québec Yannick Perreault C Montréal (NHL)

    3rd Round Selection Pos.
    2003-04 Club
    17.
    Québec Maxime Ouellet G
    Washington (NHL)
    18.
    Halifax Chris Tamer D Atlanta (NHL)
    19.
    Detroit Michael Zigomanis C Carolina (NHL)
    20.
    Hamilton Theoren Fleury RW Did Not Play
    21.
    Toronto Aaron Gavey C St. John's (AHL)
    22.
    Founders' franchise Lyle Odelein D Florida (NHL)
    23.
    Dallas Kip Miller C Washington (NHL)
    24.
    Florida Zac Bierk G Phoenix (NHL


    So what do you think of this new Hockey Leage? Temporary refuge for NHL players on strike or Permanent Joke?
  2. fingthething Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
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    I think its a cool idea. I've always loved the old WHA, and what it did for hockey (My father also wrote a book about it ;) ) And I think this time around it will be good for hockey as well. If not just to give the NHL a wake up call. But If thats the only hockey we are going to see then...

    GO Nordiks GO! :)
  3. DarthSmurf Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 10, 2003
    star 5
    I'm kinda excited about it. :p Don't know how long it'll last, but I will go to games in Halifax if the tickets are reasonable, like they say they will be.


    Go Halifax Icebreakers! Urgh, that name still bothers me. :p
  4. lord-darkhelmet Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2003
    star 3
    So has this league officially died before it was born? Now would be the time for it to get going, but I haven't heard anything in recent weeks to indicate that this league will even drop a single puck. What about that Original Stars Hockey League (OSHL) that played a few games in Ontario but dropped off the map recently. Did anyone actually go see these games? Was the quality as poor as had been reported? I wonder what they charged for tickets for these "games".
  5. DarthSmurf Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 10, 2003
    star 5
    I'm very disappointed with this whole WHA idea. I guess I'll just have to stick with going to the Halifax Mooseheads games. :( :p
  6. Rayson Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2002
    star 4
    Official Feelings: Meh!
  7. Entil`Zha Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 1999
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    Damn it, I need hockey!!

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