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07-29-2008, 11:41 PM
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Slick Nick
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Originally Posted by Beakermania View Post
If Quebec broke up from Canada, then all the Team Canada players would be able to choose if they wanted to play for Team Canada or Team Quebec... however a player who previously played for Team USA (which had no role in the seperation of Quebec from Canada) could NOT turn around and suddenly choose to play for Quebec.
Unless he'd be granted Quebec's citizenship... which did not exist at the time the decison was made to play for team USA. We can't be sure about anything since there's no precedent yet. Also, if I'm not mistaken, a player that has played 4 years in another country can ask for a change of national team.. this was the big issue with Nabokov (played Kazakhstan in WJC) than asked to play for Russia... I might be worng on the number of years, but I'm pretty sure that if you've resided in a country long enough you can represent it even if you played for an other country before.

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