Talk:Ice hockey

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Nice piece of work. I would perhaps have expected Uyguristan to be higher ranked than Division C, but I'm not picky enough to dispute it for such a minor nitpick. - Geoff 16:31, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps it could trade with the NAL? The NAL is hibercrosse country. Would imagine all kinds of rivalries between American and Neofrancien teams. Hockey might have some following in the NAL, but I'm not convinced it would necessarily be a world powerhouse of hockeydom. Elemtilas 11:15, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, there are instances *here* like that... Germany *here* is almost always up in the A pool, but hockey is definitely a fringe sport there. Perhaps the NAL isn't *there's* version of Canada, but more like Germany, strong but not a superpower? Dalmatinac 16:51, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
Agreed about Germany and hockey, but it is also an Olympic sport, and I think that might have something to do with it. Perhaps the NAL could be in the A pool from time to time, but perhaps more likely in the B (or even C?) -- not a consistent powerhouse of hockey, but not entirely out of the running either! Elemtilas 13:26, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Another small thing: Luxemburg is still a part of Germany *there*. I could see it with its own team if Bavaria, Saxony, etc. also each had their own teams, but for there to be a "Luxemburg" and a "Germany" team seems odd - as if there were a "Scandinavia" team and a "Finland" team. Then again, Lux. is one of the most (or the most) independent minded of the German states, so maybe that extends to an odd arrangement for its hockey team. Benkarnell 20:49, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

That was exactly my thinking (plus I thought I'd read that Lux is like Jervaine, part here and part there...). Bavaria, Saxony, etc DID have their own teams in the past, but the German states decided to merge their hockey programs to try and make the collective team stronger than the individuals would be, and Lux decided not to join this merger. My 2d, but if people don't like it, it can of course be changed! Dalmatinac 22:12, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm very happy with it, it gives Luxemburg one more reason to be unique :). A Jervaine-style arrangement was considered for Luxemburg at one time, but in the end staying in Germany - as it would have *here* if Napoleon III hadn't started a crisis - was the most logical end for the place. Benkarnell 02:27, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
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