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07-21-2010, 12:50 AM
Not The One
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Montréal, Qc.
Originally Posted by
Max et Guillaume
woah woah woah... where did I say ALL players from Quebec were spineless?? I said for me, passion is more important than ethnicity. I would rather have passionate guys like Cammy and Gionta than guys I considers spineless like Ribs and Tanguay. Tanguay refused to play injured during the POs because he had a contract to sign in the summer. Don't quote me wrong here. Tanguay is not spineless because he's Qc. He's spineless because he's spineless. And happens to be Quebecois. The two are completely unrelated.
Again, my point is: Passion is more important than ethnicity. Begin is passionate AND quebecois. Brière is passionate AND Quebecois. St Louis is passionate AND Quebecois. Cammy is passionate AND from Ontario. Avery is spineless and from Ontario. Semin is spineless and Russian. Ovechkin is passionate and Russia... no relations between the two.
and to answer 2), like I said in a previous post, if we get an awesome player and he happens to be quebecois, awesome. that's a bonus. But to target a player to get specifically because of his nationality is not the way to build a franchise. If Player A is the right choice for your team, and he's Quebecois, GREAT! If Player A is the right choice, but you go with Player B, a Quebecois, to please the fans, then you are hurting your franchise... it's that simple.
Bottomline is that you used two players, Tanguay and Ribeiro, that you would caracterize as spineless (I disagree) to represent Qc players, and you used Cammy, Gionta, Gill, Subban, Markov to represent non Qc players.
Intentionally or not, you tried to paint a picture there. Qc=spineless, non Qc=character. That's the kind of bias that I hate around here.
I'm going sleeping now, I do NOT live in Vancouver.
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