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07-21-2010, 12:40 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2005
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Originally Posted by
Max et Guillaume
So you would rather have a team of spineless players from Qc (i.e. Tanguay, Ribs, etc) than guys like Cammy, Gionta, Gill, Gorges, Subban, Markov, etc. correct??
I think we all agree (at least the posters who are French from Quebec), in an ideal world the Habs would have all the Quebecois superstars. But this isn't NHL10, this is the real world, and such a team is impossible. And within the circumstances and challenges of the real world, I will take passionate players over non-passionate Quebecois players any day of the week. Hey, if the passionate guy is Quebecois, bonus. But this should not be a fan's #1 criteria.
As many posters have said before, you should be cheering the logo on the front of the sweater, not the name on the back.
This being said, I have no problem with openly cheering for Quebecois players playing on other teams, because it's always fun to see guys from back home making it in the big leagues (whether it's hockey, sciences, arts, whatever...). But again, to criticize the home team and calling them racist and saying they are intentionally getting rid of guys from Qc... that's ridiculous...
They are not racist but Gauthier is a liar saying to the press that he will do everything in his power to get french players. He could have gotten Belanger, he could have gotten Biron as backup. He could have gotten many french players. He chose not to. How about Randy Coneyworth in Hamilton?
I don't know if Gauthier is a anti-french guy but he's pretty damn stubborn in not wanting to get them. A french star in particular is pretty damn important over here and they don't come here often. So when one comes available like Gagné you do everything in your power to get him. For one thing I don't buy any cap problems at all. You make space.
The Habs under Gainey and Co has failed to created a culture for the french players to feel at home in. To feed on those 7 million people to create a passion to have a winning culture. They are so distant, they have such a snobbish attitude the way they operate that it's been laughable. If you have players in your backyard, make sure they know you exist, make sure you know everything about them. It can only help the Habs. But the Habs toward the LHJMQ especially feels just one other hockey team amongst 30 trying to bid comes draft time. While they should know the place from top to bottom.
But all Gauthier relates to it's former guys from Ottawa. He reminds me so much of Pierre Pagé the former Nordiques GM. All he talked about was Europeans and stuff he's seen from Calgary and so forth. He was alien to his own culture. Alien in his own World.
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