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Dionne talks Habs and Francophones... "Not the Flying Frenchmen anymore"
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08-20-2010, 11:24 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Unfortunately, the franco kids probably don't want the pressure...the expectations put on the Habs draft picks, no matter french or english seem somewhat unrealistic at times.......the media and the fans can create alot of stress for young players...
On the TSN website today Frantisek Kaberle (Tomas' father) is saying the same thing about the Leafs and the pressure that "Leaf Nation" (including the media) puts on players.
Some players can thrive on pressure and others shy away. In recent years we've been hard after players like Martin Lapointe and Daniel Briere and they chose to play elsewhere. Francophone players have got to want to play here. It's a two-way street when lamenting on how many homegrowns are on the team.
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