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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. I was looking to post this somewhere (hope this is the right spot) and its based in nothing but some of the more credible rumours and the last seasons standings. Looking at how good the L1O and PLSQ teams have played in the VCup, this started with "I want to see teams like Oakville and Blainville play more often". So, I started with the East. (side: My Canadian Pyramid would see a CPL2 with 2 groups split East and West) CanPL 2 East Oakville Blue Devils promoted from L1ON CanPL 2 East Vaughan Azzurri promoted from L1ON CanPL 2 East Alliance United FC promoted from L1ON CanPL 2 East Master's Futbol promoted from L1ON CanPL 2 East Sigma FC promoted from L1ON CanPL 2 East AS Blainville promoted from PLSQ CanPL 2 East CS Mont-Royal Outremont promoted from PLSQ CanPL 2 East CS Fabrose promoted from PLSQ Ideally, it would be a balanced number from QC and ON but I didn't want to leave the PLSQ with too few teams. With Quebec Dynamo folding put a wrench into it. If Ottawa South and Gatineau could stay and join the PLSQ ... it would help. The battles in this league could be outstanding, IMO. With Ottawa Fury dropping out of the USL and the talk of Canadian USL2 teams being organized in a different way ... I tackled the west. CanPL 2 West Victoria Highlanders Promoted from USL2 CanPL 2 West TSS Rovers Promoted from USL2 CanPL 2 West Calgary Foothills Promoted from USL2 CanPL 2 West SK Selects new CanPL 2 West WSA Winnipeg Promoted from USL2 CanPL 2 West Thunder Bay Chill Promoted from USL2 CanPL 2 West Kelowna new CanPL 2 West FC Edmonton 2 new The West is very tough. The spread between the population centres, is much different that the Quebec City-Windsor corridor. By staying with the 8 teams as the base, it makes for 14 games (home & home format) which stays with what the teams in USL2 are used to. The only team missing is TFC2. I suppose the 2 teams of Whitecaps and Impact could be added. So the major thought with this format is to allow teams to get some development going and when they are ready for promotion (stadium, ownership, etc) they could be considered. Ahhhh the off-season.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. "No viable stadium solution"? I thought the "pop-up" style stadium was helping that situation.
  7. 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.
  8. I won't be able to make the trip from Cincinnati. I'll be there in spirit!! Can't wait.
  9. 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.
  10. So, this is getting off topic, 10 markets in the west (including Thunder Bay) and 23 in the east. Hard to keep geographic balance.
  11. As I type, CPL-Rumours has 21 tweets. Have we seen any come true? I guess time will judge.
  12. 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.
  13. Q: What's more of an attendance killer? 1) mid-week game in Jul/Aug or 2) Apr-13 / Oct-19 in Edmonton
  14. 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.
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