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08-20-2010, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by HABsurde View Post
In the 90's when detroit had 5 or 6 russians, it's wasn't just because they were talented, they could have gone with 5 or 6 swedes.... they did it cause the player they were building the team around then was Fedorov (yes Yzerman was there, but they were building around Sergei...

You could say that Gagné is a good player all around, but why signing Marc Antoine Pouliot, or trading for Desjardins unless you would like to provide your core with a surrounding that would make them comfortable ???
Again...if you think that them SPEAKING FRENCH was the predominant reason for acquiring them, you're way off IMO.

It's a bonus, but it's not a reason to acquire said players.

Sorry're gonna have a hard time convincing me that the language that comes out of a persons mouth, impacts their ability on the ice or their teamates...again, I think that's superficial

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