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05-30-2008, 10:57 AM
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skipp18
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Originally Posted by Jean Beliveau View Post
That's not my point but the last time I checked Montreal was located in the Province of Quebec, which is home to the biggest French speaking population in North America.

Doesn't George Gillett and Bob Gainey at least owe it to a majority of their fans in Montreal to make the effort to land the only French Canadian superstar in the NHL today.
The Bell Center is filled to capacity every night. The team owns the league attendence record and TV ratings are through the roof.
Adding a french Canadian Superstar wil not change the bottom line or popularity of this team, so Im not sure how Gillete "owes" anything.

What Gillete does "owe" to the fans is a commitment to putting a winning team on the ice and competing for the cup. In which case adding Vinny would be a great idea but not because he speaks french because he's a great player.

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