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Dionne talks Habs and Francophones... "Not the Flying Frenchmen anymore"
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08-20-2010, 12:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
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But when you have a chance to draft
Giroux instead of Fischer
Gagné instead of Chouinard
Perron instead of Paccioretty
Bergeron instead of Uruquart...
An these kids are playing in your own backyard, you HAVE to make the effort.
To be fair though, 2 of those guys are from the Q as well and some of the players not picked by us probably became best player available at the time they were drafted. Bergeron was missed by everyone, some teams twice.
Bottom line is the draft is a crapshoot, you never really know how the players will develop. I would love to have more French Canadian stars on the team and I am not from Quebec, but it becomes difficult with the amount of teams and competition for their services.
What does bother me is Montreal always invites undrafted Q guys to camp and even signs some of them but they don't get enough credit for that, not too mention Montreal is far above average with respect to French content in the system but everyone harps on Fisher over Giroux or Maxpac over Perron(which is too close to call yet imo). The high end guys continually shun Montreal, why doesn't the media focus on that more?
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