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coppercanuck

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    Is this supposed to be some kind of bio? Well, I make ice; it's not rocket science. Had about 15 postal codes in my life. Lived in Halifax, NS - Portage la Prarie, MB - Cold Lake, AB - Summerside, PE- Moncton,NB - Fredericton, NB - Toronto, ON - Brockville, ON
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    Curling, Soccer Curling, Soccer, Sport, Yoga, 2010 European Curling Championships The Tragically Hip
  1. It’s a bit much to ask ECHL teams to fly to Newfoundland. I live in a city with an ECHL team and the budgets do t appear to be that big. Travel is always going to be an issue. I’m guessing sponsorship will come considering it’s tier 1 soccer vs tier 3 hockey. I think the CPL’s structure, single table quad round robin, makes the budgets easier. Makes the expenses more stable.
  2. Enough quality players? 48 U Sports teams equally close to 1,200 players. Even if the CanPL starts with 8 teams with 25 man rosters, that's 200 players. Quality is subjective. I haven't counted all the "better" NCAA players. I feel like the 80% Canadian per roster will be a good number, so 160 Canadian players. Quality will improve over time as more "Wanderers" come home. Top 2 Carleton goal scorers are also 1st year players. Bitar and Karajovanovic could be ones to watch.
  3. Was looking at some players for next season from the U Sports program. A couple of stand outs for the AUS to be considered are Dan Hayfield (StFX) and Charlie Waters (CBU). Both are out of the UK. Dan Walker (UNB) had 8 goals and hails from Fredericton. Unfortunately, the local schools of SMU and DAL struggled this year so the stats might not be a good indicator.
  4. Did I hear that Guatemala was reinstated? Does that mean they are back in the Nations League? Re CPL stadium ... Could Winnipeg host? Give the Valour FC members a crack at some tickets?
  5. "No viable stadium solution"? I thought the "pop-up" style stadium was helping that situation.
  6. https://www.seatlantic.ca/rugby-series This site has the layout of the Wanderers Grounds stadium. Not sure what happens with the lawn bowling green.
  7. I won't be able to make the trip from Cincinnati. I'll be there in spirit!! Can't wait.
  8. I was reading so much this morning, I thought someone was talking about a regional split, maybe it was the early rounds of the VCup. #morecoffeeneeded #prematureposting? Also was thinking about the potential CPL2 being an east/west split. The population is skewed to the east.
  9. So, this is getting off topic, 10 markets in the west (including Thunder Bay) and 23 in the east. Hard to keep geographic balance.
  10. As I type, CPL-Rumours has 21 tweets. Have we seen any come true? I guess time will judge.
  11. Ottawa doesn't even travel to Windsor in L1O. They meet in Toronto. Granted this year is a bit different with the single round robin schedule. Travel is the real issue for this league. I like the one week, 3 game road trip, only if it's coordinated with others. Nothing worse than getting to that last game and you opponent has been sitting all week. My big hope is that the league operates in 'rounds' similar to some other leagues. It balances out the work/rest periods. The NFL is stretching it going Thursday to Monday. I believe that some smart scheduling will maximize the travel dollar without killing the product on the field.
  12. Q: What's more of an attendance killer? 1) mid-week game in Jul/Aug or 2) Apr-13 / Oct-19 in Edmonton
  13. As the CanPL teams get announced, it will be soon time to fill out the rosters. Let's start with coaches (and/or managers and/or technical directors and/or general managers). [players will come later] One thread was suggesting Steven Hart for Halifax. Would Tommy Wheeldon Jr. be an easy pick for Calgary? One thought was will we see local coaches move to these pro teams or would we see other coaches brought in? The return of Aron Winter and Bob de Klerk? I noticed Andrea Lombardo is assistant coaching for Vaughan Azzurri.
  14. I think I always forget how many teams are at that L1O/PLSQ level. This year it's 25 teams. If it was "fully open", this year would see a good number of rounds to get down to the one spot to play Ottawa, with that winner getting into the "MLS round". Let me ask this ... Should last year's standings matter for the L1O/PLSQ teams? The 2018 VCup sees the previous season's league champs face-off. This gave teams time to prepare, add players, sponsorship, etc for the VCup run. Remember, initially, they were to face either Ottawa or Edmonton, so there was some travel costs to be considered. I'm really excited to see what the 2019 VCup will bring. I just hope the CSA is in control of it rather than the CMLS owners. Open it up. Even just a little each year. 2018 MLS = semifinals 2019 MLS = quarterfinals, CPL = round of 16 2020 MLS/CPL = round of 16
  15. I see the 2019 V-Cup looking like what @michaeltfc91 had mentioned. Since it would be the first CanPL season, there would be no way to seed the teams. Round 1 = 8 CPL, 1 L1O, 1 PLSQ [5 winners advance]. QF = 5 round 1 winners, 3 MLS. My concern is if the MLS teams push back on being pushed back in the competition. Instead of 4 games, it would be 6 (I believe the MLS teams resisted 6 a number of years ago). Beyond, I'd see it tightening up. I'm assuming the MLS teams will push back on the competition being "too long".
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