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08-17-2010, 02:40 PM
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alexstream
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Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn View Post
My hypothesis :

Yzerman was raised by the Red Wings, who have a tradition of having an english north american core supported by a strong second core from one country/region (Russians during the 90s, Swedes in the 2000s). Perhaps Yzerman came to the Lightning, saw that two of their stars were french (Lecavalier/St. Louis) and then decided he'd base his team's core on that a-la red wings. I think its a good system, better than having one or two players from each country then hope they get along.
yeah, that + many quebeckers in Winter time in Ft Lauderdale area.

two very potent "other" hypothesis
I don't buy the coincidence though.

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