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03-30-2009, 01:46 PM
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What's the point of the 60 players in the league?
Belarus has how many players in the league? Did it stop the Canadiens from drafting the Kostitsyns? or LA from drafting Kopitar because he's from Slovenia?
The point was that people can't complain about Timmins if 21% of the players he drafts are Quebecers, but that Quebec doesn't have as many representatives as it used to have, so it is normal that we can't develop as many Quebecers as some might want.
We did develop Lapierre and Latendresse in the last few years, and we do have some others to come.
Also, people should check the numbers for American born players that play in the NHL, compare that to the number of Americans in the team and the number of Americans the Habs draft. People will realize that the ratio of Quebec players that the Habs draft is higher regarding the total talent pool percentage, versus the % of Americans they draft.
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