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04-30-2004, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mcphee
Sort of off topic, but doesn't Julien speak good French ? I don't speak well enough to be much of a critic, but I thought he was more articulate in French than Therrien. I assumed English was his second language though he's fluent. Sometimes, people I've known who were raised bi lingually sound a little caught between the 2. Just curious, he's a lot better than me, and some of his critics for that matter.
Julien is from Eastern Ontario, just outside of Ottawa, I believe. Many from that area are perfectly bilingual but have an accent in each language. He's more eloquent than Therrien and handles the press better IMO.

It shouldn't even be an issue. Scotty Bowman was from Montreal and had an accent when he spoke French. I didn't hear anyone complain. Ditto Toe Blake.

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