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This league is going to be like the ABA and wont be able to afford travel, especially if they are going to have teams throughout North America, Europe, and Russia.

Speaking of ABA

ABAsite, those are the coolest smileys ever!

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They were on hockey attitude. :D

I'm not sure about your ABA comparison, with the caliber players supposedly on board, they must be doing something right. Hopefully they will be more scrutinous than the ABA in terms of choosing ownership.

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Took a look at the WHA History Page. All I can say is: Wow. I don't think I've read anything so self-serving and arrogant in all my life...

...Stodgy NHL executives, smoking cigars and drinking scotch, sat in their offices and snickered at what they considered the folly of this new league. They had no fear that two literally unknown individuals from California would have any impact at all on the National Hockey League. Imagine their eventual surprise when, in many ways, the WHA revolutionized the game of professional hockey as it was being played then...
....But coloured pucks weren?t the end of these unorthodox efforts. The New York Golden Blades wore skates painted white with gold skate blades. Another team had jungle green sweaters with bright gold trim. In fact, most of the teams had unusual uniform colors and styles. Yet while considered gaudy by many at the time, hideously coloured and designed uniforms are now commonplace in the NHL....
...Of course, lets not forget the trophy. Instead of the Stanley cup, players completed for the Avco Cup, so named because Avco Financial floated some cash to the league to help get things going. Youngsters from Vancouver to Halifax now dreamed of someday holding Lord Avco?s Cup high above their heads...

<Sarky On> Awesome! That all sounds exactly like the sort of thing a real professional league would say about itself. <Sarky Off>

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Took a look at the WHA History Page. All I can say is: Wow. I don't think I've read anything so self-serving and arrogant in all my life...
...Stodgy NHL executives, smoking cigars and drinking scotch, sat in their offices and snickered at what they considered the folly of this new league. They had no fear that two literally unknown individuals from California would have any impact at all on the National Hockey League. Imagine their eventual surprise when, in many ways, the WHA revolutionized the game of professional hockey as it was being played then...
....But coloured pucks weren’t the end of these unorthodox efforts. The New York Golden Blades wore skates painted white with gold skate blades. Another team had jungle green sweaters with bright gold trim. In fact, most of the teams had unusual uniform colors and styles. Yet while considered gaudy by many at the time, hideously coloured and designed uniforms are now commonplace in the NHL....
...Of course, lets not forget the trophy. Instead of the Stanley cup, players completed for the Avco Cup, so named because Avco Financial floated some cash to the league to help get things going. Youngsters from Vancouver to Halifax now dreamed of someday holding Lord Avco’s Cup high above their heads...

<Sarky On> Awesome! That all sounds exactly like the sort of thing a real professional league would say about itself. <Sarky Off>

Now I get it...... Kim Jong Il is behind the WHA, right? ^_^

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I apologize. To render the term used to describe a segment of population as an insult was inappopriate. So for that I am sorry. As a person who has been vocal about using images and names regarding races and people, I should know better and have been more respectful.

Having said that, I do not apologize for the intent of the post. Just the way it was presented.

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