and I didn't talk about politics I talked about how they generally could be relevant to the conversation in these situations and listed other HOCKEY situations in which they were
Which is not the topic of the the thread.
I wasn't the mod who deleted the posts, but would have had I seen them. And it has nothing to do with differing opinions.
If you want to discuss your thoughts on whether or not you should be able to discuss politics here, feel free to PM me or any of the mods and we can explain the long history of political discussion here and decision to eliminate it from the forums. Or you could even start a thread in the appropriate forum like the water cooler.
But making an off topic post in response to a warning to stay on topic will virtually guarantee its deletion.
And to be clear, do not respond to this post in the thread. Now let's get back to the topic of the thread.