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Badminton in North American Media.. NHL!

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by DarthHowie, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. DarthHowie

    DarthHowie Regular Member

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    Was going through my daily hockey blogs when i came across this little find:

    http://thepowerplay.net/2009/02/badminton-with-devin-setoguchi.html

    There's a video at the bottom of the post where Devin Setoguchi explains why he enjoys playing the game. In general i think this is some positive exposure for the sport.

    BUT...the guy needs to work on his technique... Him being in San Jose and all i'm sure he lives close to some badminton clubs where he could train properly if he really wants to cross train during the hockey off season.

    DinkAlot, you should get in touch with this guy. He seems to have Panda like powers....
     
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    Joseph Regular Member

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    I'm a fellow San Jose player, I should probably look for this guy.
     
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    My friend who works at Smash City actually invited him to go play there when she went to get his autograph not that long ago. He said he would check their website out and then tell her if he would visit one day. But he hasn't visit yet.
     
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    I think I caught a glimpse of this as well somewhere but didn't think the items were related to each other so didn't check it out. Once read a few of the finnish players play badminton as well in their time off ...
    Didn't this guy play in the YoungStars game during all-star weekend?
     
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    Just found out which finnish players and they are non other than Niklas Backstrom, Saku & Mikko Koivu :cool:.
     
  6. DarthHowie

    DarthHowie Regular Member

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    Now you got me thinking.... the Canucks have a danish player, Jannik Hansen (sp?). I wonder if he plays or if he knows Camilla, Peter, Jonas and the gang =)
     
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    I think Bobby and Will Milroy have a brother Duncan who was drafted by the Montreal Canadians and played for the Hamilton Bulldogs a few years back. Before that he was a junior national triple crown badminton champion in Canada.

    Interesting to see that AHL-level hockey player in Canada = top level badminton player
     
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    Haha, they just showed this during the 2nd intermission of the Sens-Sharks game on Sportsnet.
     
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    ^ i totally saw that! ahaha
     
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    He needs:
    1. footwork lessons
    2. swing lessons
    3. serve lessons
    4. backhand lessons
    5. a new grip :D

    PS: He also needs to switch to feather... but that's not going to sit well with a few members here :p
     
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    Dinked it! You are good :D.

     
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    Yeah, he makes 1.2 mil a year, he should be able to afford some feathers
     
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    xXazn_romeoXx Regular Member

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    when he was playing, i believe he was using feathers...if you look carefully as he was serving, the feather was a bit broken and ruffled...at the END it was a plastic as he poses...did anyone also notice the horrible BK school rackets he was using? check out the tension sounds as he was hitting...ugh ><...
     
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    he luaghed at the name shuttlecock. Not cool.
     
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    Considering what ice hockey is played with, he should find 'shuttlecock' a far less funny name ;)
     
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    You're such a snob, oldhand ;):D
     
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    Apparently, Duncan was the most talented of the Milroy brothers in badminton. Obviously his love for hockey superseded that for badminton. Unfortunately he never made it big in pro hockey
     
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    What the puck are you talking about? ;):D:D
     
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    Hey, let's not get down on the exposure badminton gets, especially in North America. Any time an athlete in the big 4 North American Sports (sorry NASCAR fans ;)) testifies badminton helps his game, we should embrace it instead of nit-picking on his technique or giggling on his giggling on the word shuttlecock. If we're to be so elitist about our great sport, who would want to join in?
     
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    Exposure is always good but it's kind of sad that he has to explain the game with the expectation that his audience have no idea what it is.
     

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