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#1 kook_10

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:21 PM

Watching the Ducks / Thrashers game I noticed they now have four players of African descent: Dustin Byfuglien, Anthony Stewart, Evander Kane, and Johnny Oduya. I don't remember any other team having as much diversity represented. Personally I think thats a good thing and wonder if it's a coincidence that its happening in Atlanta. Whattya think?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:26 PM

Don't forget Nigel Dawes too. Edmonton had Anson Carter, Mike Grier, and Georges Laraque around 2001/2002.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:32 PM

Oh yeah Dawes too! Too bad one more of them doesn't play D - they could field a line.

Edited by kook_10, 15 October 2010 - 09:32 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:35 PM

Diversity isn't limited to just dark-skinned players, but no I can't think of any other team with as many African Americans as Atlanta.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:39 PM

Diversity isn't limited to just dark-skinned players, but no I can't think of any other team with as many African Americans as Atlanta.


Of course not, but regardless I can't think of diversity in any sense being represented as well before. Only Buf is American too.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:12 PM

Diversity isn't limited to just dark-skinned players, but no I can't think of any other team with as many African Americans as Atlanta.


You're right, but I think it's great that there's a bit more diversity. It can only be good for the game. I also think it's cool how there are a few Asian players and I think even one from Brazil?
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:23 PM

You're right, but I think it's great that there's a bit more diversity. It can only be good for the game. I also think it's cool how there are a few Asian players and I think even one from Brazil?

the one from brazil is like robyn reghier or something, there is one form africa, and he too is on the thrashers
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:38 PM

Atlanta is not a hockey market...you need to market the sport to a demographic....Evander Kane, Dustin Byfuglien, Johnny Oduya are pretty kick ass players and they are black. From a marketing perspective it is perfect for the team to represent a large percentage of the population...i guess?

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 03:20 AM

Why? Do white fans lose intrest in the NFL or NBA because most of the players are black?

I couldn't give a damn about how "diverse" my team is. I don't care if your skin is black, yellow, red, green, blue or brown. I only care about what you can do for my team.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:43 AM

<br />Why? Do white fans lose intrest in the NFL or NBA because most of the players are black? <br /><br />I couldn't give a damn about how &quot;diverse&quot; my team is. I don't care if your skin is black, yellow, red, green, blue or brown. I only care about what you can do for my team.<br />

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I agree totally. If you can play, you're welcome on my team, period.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:50 AM

Why? Do white fans lose intrest in the NFL or NBA because most of the players are black?

I couldn't give a damn about how "diverse" my team is. I don't care if your skin is black, yellow, red, green, blue or brown. I only care about what you can do for my team.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:00 AM

I did a rundown before free agency last year of which teams had the most nationalities represented by birth country.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:28 AM

Why? Do white fans lose intrest in the NFL or NBA because most of the players are black?


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Posted 16 October 2010 - 11:39 AM

<br /><a href='http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/6561841/' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>Growing Disconnect Between Fans, Players (No One Wants To Talk Race And Its Relevance To The Problem)</a>  <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The NFL and NBA are post-integration.  The NHL isn't there yet.<br />

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Hockey is what it is, kind of a niche sport compared to the NBA and NFL. I definitely think it will become more diverse and that's ok but I don't see it reaching the point where there's anywhere near more non-whites than whites and that's ok too. More white folks are into hockey and that's just the way it is and how it will be.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 11:56 AM

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I agree totally. If you can play, you're welcome on my team, period.


I'd prefer you play well though.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:23 PM

Oh yeah Dawes too! Too bad one more of them doesn't play D - they could field a line.


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Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:57 PM

Oh yeah Dawes too! Too bad one more of them doesn't play D - they could field a line.



Byfuglien and Oduya play D, so there's your line. Funny though, my friends and I have talked about this a couple times in the last week. I'm just waiting for Fred Brathwaite to come back from Germany and play with em (I believe he was in Atlanta's system last, too).

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 01:38 PM

On our current roster the Wings have...
7 players from Canada
6 players from United States
6 players from Sweden
2 players from Russia
2 players from Czech Republic
1 player from Finland

I would say we have quite a bit of diversity too

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 02:57 PM

I don't think most people in Atlanta even know what the NHL is. They likely have no idea who the Atlanta Thrashers are. I mean they can't even sell out an Atlanta Braves home playoff game. I think if they iced a team of made up of midgets it wouldn't make a difference. It does in Montreal but not in Atlanta.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 04:30 PM

Akim Aliu came over in the Big Buff deal too.





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