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Old 05-30-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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Hey, Habfanman, how come your hockey team is nicknamed Habs? Also what HAPPENED to Canadian hockey? Seems like the winning traditions are now out west. Also, be straight, the Toronto Star won't really print that headline, now, will it?
Back in the day, there were 2 Montreal NHL teams: The Maroons and les Canadiens. The Maroons were the anglo team, les Canadiens were the franco team. Les Canadiens were nicknamed les Habitants, which was shortened to Habs. The Maroons folded in 1938 after winning 2 cups. The Habs haven't won since 1993 - 20 long years - but the last western team to win were the Oilers in 1990. Not much winning tradition out west.

And sure, if not The Star then somebody would print that headline. When much sought-after World Classiness is at stake, the slightest recognition from New York is like a pat on the head and hair tousle from Big Bro!

The obsession with world classiness, wannabe New York status.. some things never change!
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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But the Oilers, Canucks, and Flames have all been good playoff teams, right? Are the Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal teams on the same level? By the way, "Maroons"? I thought that was what the Jamaicans were called. Seems to be Bolts would be a better name for a hockey team. But what do I know about hockey. I'm American and I don't even know baseball!
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:31 AM
 
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Toronto isn't cold at all....
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:33 AM
 
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^And I'm not being sarcastic. Toronto's residents should try -40 with the windchill sometime. Now that's cold!
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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^And I'm not being sarcastic. Toronto's residents should try -40 with the windchill sometime. Now that's cold!
Most inhabited places in the world don't get down to -40C, so Toronto is a considerably cold city in the winter time compared to the vast majority of comparable places on the planet. Torontonians come from all over the world, and probably 90-95% have origins in places that have milder winters than Toronto.

Toronto's winters are only really mild when taken in the Canadian context.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Toronto surprises me. Somewhere I read that its latitude is about equal to that of California.
This is completely bogus yet people keep saying that.

Toronto is at 43°42′N
Crecent city (pop: 8000), the Northmost city in CA, is at 41°45′N , still more southern than the southern most Canadian city, Windsor, Ontario 42°17′N

The vast majority of Californians live in
San Fran Bay: 37°47′N
Los Angeles: 34°03′N
San Diego: 32°42′54″N
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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This is completely bogus yet people keep saying that.

Toronto is at 43°42′N
Crecent city (pop: 8000), the Northmost city in CA, is at 41°45′N , still more southern than the southern most Canadian city, Windsor, Ontario 42°17′N

The vast majority of Californians live in
San Fran Bay: 37°47′N
Los Angeles: 34°03′N
San Diego: 32°42′54″N
Yup. The southernmost point in Canada (which is quite a bit south of Toronto) is roughly on the same latititude as the border between California and Oregon.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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This is completely bogus yet people keep saying that.

Toronto is at 43°42′N
Crecent city (pop: 8000), the Northmost city in CA, is at 41°45′N , still more southern than the southern most Canadian city, Windsor, Ontario 42°17′N

The vast majority of Californians live in
San Fran Bay: 37°47′N
Los Angeles: 34°03′N
San Diego: 32°42′54″N
Does make it a "southern city" in Canada. I was just surprised at the heat and mugginess. Cities on Lake Superior don't seem to be that way.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I'm still not sure we got something that deserves to be called Winter this year.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I'm still not sure we got something that deserves to be called Winter this year.
We haven't had a real winter since 2007/08.
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