Which Canadian NHL Team Should You Play For?

By: Heather Cahill

Which Canadian NHL Team Should You Play For?
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About This Quiz

Canada is known for its famous hockey players and its hockey teams. There are teams that have an impressive history, like the Montreal Canadiens, and teams known for their incredible players, like the Edmonton Oilers and Wayne Gretzky. It's hard to think of this great country without one of its favourite sports! While Canada has many NHL teams, have you ever wondered which one would be right for you to play on?

Consider a typical day in the life of a pro-hockey player. It's important that you think about your skills and playstyle as well as the strengths and weaknesses of yourself and your teammates. But that's not all! Part of being a hockey player involves traveling, being away from family and making sure that you're eating right. Not to mention exercise and hydration, which are also very important! So while you get to be part of an awesome team and you have a great fanbase, there's a lot of work and training involved. It's something that you have to make sure that you're well prepared for!

Ready to find out if you're perfect for the Canucks or the Canadiens? Find out which one suits you by telling us about your life in hockey!

Womens Ice Hockey Locker Room The moments before a big game are pretty important. How would you prepare for a game?
I relax and get myself ready.
I exercise.
Talking with my teammates is key for me.
I don't really have a set way to prepare.

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Good Sportsmanship Of the following, what would you say is your best trait?
I am pretty empathetic.
My best trait is being a good sport.
I'm a team player!
It's that I'm great at persevering.

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Smiling Hockey Teammates Is the history of your team something that you consider to be important?
It's a really important thing to know.
I'm interested in it, but it's not something that is priority.
Mostly to the fans.
No, I wouldn't say so.

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Hockey Player Just because you do it a lot doesn't mean that you have to love traveling! Would you prefer to play home games or away games?
I'd prefer to stick close to home.
I love playing home games.
I don't really have a preference.
I like playing away games. It's nice to see other areas!

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Watch Hockey You play it, but would you watch hockey in your spare time as well?
I can't say no to that!
I don't think so.
Yes, I study the play styles.
Every now and then I would.

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Female Hockey Team What position would you enjoy playing most?
Defense
Forward
Goalie
I'm happy in any position.

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Hockey Fans Hockey isn't all about the game, but the fans too! Your ideal fan base would be which of the following?
They would be supportive and respectful.
I'd say that they'd be optimistic and fun.
They'd have a good sense of humour!
I'd want them to be open to change.

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Ice Hockey Goalie Out of the following, which word would you say describes you best?
Eager
Generous
Skilled
Lucky

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Two Ice Hockey Players There have been countless amazing hockey players throughout the years. What hockey greats do you look up to?
Mario Lemieux
Mark Messier
Wayne Gretzky
Steve Yzerman

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Score Goal Ice Hockey So you've won the game! How do you celebrate a big win?
By going out with the team
I treat myself to something.
By preparing for the next game
I don't really celebrate.

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Womens Ice Hockey Team in Locker Room Team spirit is a great thing to have! Would you rep your team proudly both on and off of the ice?
Of course! I love my team.
Some days I would.
Probably the odd time.
Nah.

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Ice Hockey Player Fastening Helmet Maybe you prepare, or take time to relax. What do you do the day before a game?
I prepare myself.
I pack if I have to go somewhere else or relax if it's a home game.
I spend time with family or friends.
I get a workout going.

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Ice Hockey Game Part of playing hockey is always trying to find new strategies and what works best. What would you do to improve your play?
I analyze my stats.
Usually I consult my coach.
I look at how my teammates are playing and how I can improve based on that.
I try to always reinvent my tactics.

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Guy Posing with Car in Winter Traveling comes with the job of being an NHL player. How do you feel about it?
It's not something that I like doing.
It's not for me.
There's nothing better!
I think it's great.

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Hockey Player Shoot Goal When it comes down to it, players want to do well for their team. How serious are you when it comes to your play?
I take hockey pretty seriously, but there's definitely some room for a little bit of goofing around.
I play mostly for the fun of it.
I'm as serious as can be.
I'm never too serious!

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Female Ice Hockey Player and Fan Would you keep communication with your fans frequently?
I would try to.
Social media is my best friend!
I'm not sure.
Maybe not frequently, but every now and then.

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Ice Hockey Team Some players stick with the same team for their whole career, while others move around. Would you like to stay with your team for a long time or get traded?
I'm sticking here for life if they'll have me!
I'd like to spend most of my career with one team.
It doesn't really matter to me.
I don't mind being traded.

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Kids Ice Hockey At what age did you realize that you loved hockey?
I've loved it since the day that I was born.
I was just a kid when I first realized that I liked it.
I picked up on it as I got older.
I'm not sure.

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Hockey Player with Fan The fans are important because they're always rooting for you! How would you give back to your fans and community?
I'd team up with local charities.
I'd always make myself available for photos and autographs.
I'd make a point to personally visit and thank my biggest fans.
I would donate to special causes in the area or help out fans with financial matters.

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Private Security with Earpiece How would you guard your private life after bursting into the spotlight?
I'd stay off of social media.
I would probably accept that my life will never be entirely private again.
I'd invest in the highest security.
I don't know!

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Protein Shake Nutrition can keep you going in this physically demanding job. What's your go-to meal before a game?
I drink a protein shake.
I usually go for a light sandwich.
I wait until after the game to eat.
I eat a nice steak!

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Female Ice Hockey Player in Locker Room How early would you arrive to the arena before a game?
I'd be there for the entire day getting ready.
I would arrive two hours early.
Probably a few hours before the game starts.
I'd be right on time.

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Locker Room Drink Water Time to think of your refreshments. What do you drink to keep refreshed on the ice?
Sometimes I drink a pop.
It's all Gatorade for me!
I go with some simple water.
I go with an energy drink.

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Ice Hockey Players While it's not for everybody, would you like to be the team captain?
Sure.
I don't think that's for me.
Yes, I think I'd do a great job.
If no one else was up for it, sure.

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Woman Relax at Winter Cottage Time is precious when you're spending much of your time working! How do you spend a day off?
I go to a local attraction.
Usually I try to spend it with my friends.
I sleep a lot since I know I'll be very busy after the day off.
I go away to a cottage or rest at home.

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Ice Hockey Player before Game Would you ever do promotions or sponsorships?
I would.
Only if it was something I really liked liked.
It would have to be on a great product!
No, I wouldn't.

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Female Ice Hockey Player signing Autograph Often, fans like to be noticed in the crowd by players or even on the jumbotron. Would you interact with the crowd when you're on the ice?
I would definitely do that!
Probably not.
Every now and then.
Mostly with the hardcore fans.

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Ice Hockey Goalie Miss Would you be upset if you didn't win the Stanley Cup?
Absolutely.
No, I'd understand.
I'd be sad, but I'd try to figure out how we could really take it home next year.
If I let my team down I would be.

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Hockey Player with Coach When you finally retire from your long and successful hockey career, will you coach rookies and new teams?
No, I think I'll stick to relaxing.
I'd consider it, but I can't say that I would.
I would love to do that.
I think I would if I found time to.

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Ice Hockey Players with Coach Everyone has their thing! What would you be known for on the ice?
My snappy comebacks
My personality
My skill
My concentration

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