Re: Most Expensive Tickets Ever
posted at 10/16/2013 6:39 PM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:[QUOTE]
"Sam honed his game in Canada"
"but left to attend school in the Boston area"
"spending last season with the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League. He'll finish his collegiate career at UMass-Lowell."
"scored 25 goals in 35 games for Team Illinois"
"Malcolm Lyles left for Massachusetts when he was 13" [/QUOTE]
Yep, those kids grew up in Florida. Pretty awesome, huh? [/QUOTE]
No, they all didn't hone their skills in Florida but they were all born there or moved there.
Brian Leetch was born in Texas but his skills were honed in Connecticut.
Seth Jones was born in Texas but honed his skills in Colorado.
Texas doesn't get credit for either.
I've skated at rinks in and around Melbourne, Boca Raton and West Palm. 85% to 95% of the people I skated with were from either Canada or the North East. The ones that were born in Florida that I skated with were from families that were originally from either Canada or the North East.
The Florida Panthers have done jack to develop any skaters in Florida, people who migrated from Canada and the North East have.