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11-26-2009, 04:49 PM
Erik Estrada
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Originally Posted by Joe Cole View Post
I am not surprised coming from Jean Charles... he also said that Louis Leblanc is French BUT... he comes from the West Island, how much of a French Canadian can he be?

There's degrees of being a Québécois.
-Ethnic Québécois that was born and raised in a majority French-speaking area of Quebec that played in QMJHL are the perfect Québécois.

-Non-Ethnic Québécois
-Ethnic but raised in a bilingual neighborhood
-Ethnic Québécois that played his hockey elsewhere
-French Canadian of another province.
-French speakers from Switzerland and France
are all imperfect versions to various degrees of the Real Québécois.

The only reason the imperfect Québécois are assimilated to the perfect Québécois is to bash the Habs to have drafted someone that doesn't even qualify as an imperfect Québécois (Eastern European, Minnesota kid, etc...). See for example Claude Giroux. Get with the times, bud...

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