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PostPosted: 03/08/18 2:37 pm    ::: It’s time Canada supported professional women’s basketba Reply Reply with quote

https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/toronto-canada-wnba-basketball-derozan-casey-raptors/

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“We are one of the only countries in the world that doesn’t have a domestic, professional league,” explains Denise Dignard, director of high performance for the Canadian women’s national program. She adds that a domestic league would not only serve as an inspiration to young girls, but it would also help keep players in Canada longer while connecting different regions and provinces throughout the country. “The quality of our pool is improving tremendously,” she says. “From my lens, having a league will undoubtedly grow the women’s game further.”

There’s no compelling argument against establishing a league, or a WNBA franchise, here in Canada.



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PostPosted: 03/08/18 2:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nice article , i do agree the W should look to expand into Canada when everything settles down . Toronto or Vancouver could possibly draw well .



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PostPosted: 03/08/18 5:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Im all for a team in Toronto I would love to have a local team in my city.


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PostPosted: 03/08/18 5:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Libra_Girl wrote:
Im all for a team in Toronto I would love to have a local team in my city.


Maybe the Toronto Liberty in the future ? Cool Cool



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PostPosted: 03/08/18 5:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I think a team in Toronto would do well. But I also feel a team in Nashville, San Francisco & Philadelphia would do well. And returning to Houston, Sacramento, Cleveland and Portland would be good for the league. Sad there aren't 8 ownership groups out there to make these happen. Imagine the league at 20 teams?



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PostPosted: 03/08/18 5:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
I think a team in Toronto would do well. But I also feel a team in Nashville, San Francisco & Philadelphia would do well. And returning to Houston, Sacramento, Cleveland and Portland would be good for the league. Sad there aren't 8 ownership groups out there to make these happen. Imagine the league at 20 teams?


Supposedly 34 games are ideal for a summer league. How would 20 teams work with 34 games? 18 teams would be more idea for 34 games.... play each team twice.

Can’t move to a winter league unless they can compete with overseas salaries.



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PostPosted: 03/08/18 6:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
Libra_Girl wrote:
Im all for a team in Toronto I would love to have a local team in my city.


Maybe the Toronto Liberty in the future ? Cool Cool
That idea was in the local papers by sportwriter not the same guy that wrote this article when the Liberty were for sell. I think Liberty should stay in NY.


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PostPosted: 03/08/18 6:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
toad455 wrote:
I think a team in Toronto would do well. But I also feel a team in Nashville, San Francisco & Philadelphia would do well. And returning to Houston, Sacramento, Cleveland and Portland would be good for the league. Sad there aren't 8 ownership groups out there to make these happen. Imagine the league at 20 teams?


Supposedly 34 games are ideal for a summer league. How would 20 teams work with 34 games? 18 teams would be more idea for 34 games.... play each team twice.

Can’t move to a winter league unless they can compete with overseas salaries.


20 teams, they'd have to increase the schedule to at least 38 games(play each team twice).

With these 20, we'd have:

EAST
New York Liberty(hopefully in Brooklyn)
Connecticut Sun
Washington Mystics
Philadelphia
Atlanta Dream

CENTRAL
Toronto
Cleveland Rockers
Indiana Fever
Chicago Sky
Nashville

MIDWEST
Minnesota Lynx
Las Vegas Aces
Phoenix Mercury
Dallas Wings
Houston Comets

PACIFIC
Seattle Storm
Portland Fire
Sacramento Monarchs
Golden State
Los Angeles Sparks



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Shades wrote:
toad455 wrote:
I think a team in Toronto would do well. But I also feel a team in Nashville, San Francisco & Philadelphia would do well. And returning to Houston, Sacramento, Cleveland and Portland would be good for the league. Sad there aren't 8 ownership groups out there to make these happen. Imagine the league at 20 teams?


Supposedly 34 games are ideal for a summer league. How would 20 teams work with 34 games? 18 teams would be more idea for 34 games.... play each team twice.

Can’t move to a winter league unless they can compete with overseas salaries.


20 teams, they'd have to increase the schedule to at least 38 games(play each team twice).

With these 20, we'd have:

EAST
New York Liberty(hopefully in Brooklyn)
Connecticut Sun
Washington Mystics
Philadelphia
Atlanta Dream

CENTRAL
Toronto
Cleveland Rockers
Indiana Fever
Chicago Sky
Nashville

MIDWEST
Minnesota Lynx
Las Vegas Aces
Phoenix Mercury
Dallas Wings
Houston Comets

PACIFIC
Seattle Storm
Portland Fire
Sacramento Monarchs
Golden State
Los Angeles Sparks



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PostPosted: 03/08/18 10:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
Libra_Girl wrote:
Im all for a team in Toronto I would love to have a local team in my city.


Maybe the Toronto Liberty in the future ? Cool Cool



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PostPosted: 03/09/18 3:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Libra_Girl wrote:
Im all for a team in Toronto I would love to have a local team in my city.


Maybe the Toronto Liberty in the future ? Cool Cool



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PostPosted: 03/09/18 4:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Libra_Girl wrote:
Im all for a team in Toronto I would love to have a local team in my city.


Maybe the Toronto Liberty in the future ? Cool Cool



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PostPosted: 03/09/18 11:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Every time I see this topic my first thought: 'Jordin Canada' huh?



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PostPosted: 03/10/18 12:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Every time I see this topic my first thought: 'Jordin Canada' huh?


Phew. I thought I was the only one, but I was too scared to admit it first. Very Happy


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PostPosted: 03/10/18 9:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

SpaceJunkie wrote:
myrtle wrote:
Every time I see this topic my first thought: 'Jordin Canada' huh?


Phew. I thought I was the only one, but I was too scared to admit it first. Very Happy


#Me also. Don't feel bad. I thought until a few months ago she was also a Canadian and was probably going to end up on their NT.


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PostPosted: 03/10/18 10:20 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
SpaceJunkie wrote:
myrtle wrote:
Every time I see this topic my first thought: 'Jordin Canada' huh?


Phew. I thought I was the only one, but I was too scared to admit it first. Very Happy


#Me also. Don't feel bad. I thought until a few months ago she was also a Canadian and was probably going to end up on their NT.


Randy you make so weak all the time , hands down funniest poster on rebs Laughing



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PostPosted: 03/10/18 11:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Since I don't know anything about basketball I have to do something get my money's worth around here.


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