Tampa Bay / Québec connection theories
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08-21-2010, 08:35 AM
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you're saying language is not an issue... Okay so tell me sir, why in hell would Steve Yzerman trade for Desjardins who's a marginal goalie (lot are saying) why you could get a plethora of goalies who could serve the same purpose... And why would they sign Marc-Antoine Pouliot, a type of player that you could also find a 100 times in north america... i'd like to get your take on this as i believe that the langage spoken by these two are a factor. Not a major one as english being the language of the hockey world will always dominate in hockey but i do believe it is a factor...
why would yzerman sign Desjardins...I don't know, i'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that he was recommended by Guy Boucher, you know, the guy who was his head coach last year in Hamilton? These types of deals happen in EVERY single organization when a minor league coaches changes organization, he often recommends players from his previous organization to his new team...couple that with the fact that the Lightning NEEDED an AHL goalie, and you have the reason why Desjardins was acquired.
As for Marc-Antoine Pouliot...maybe they just like his skill set, maybe they think he'll be a good cheap addition to the team, why does his mother tongue have to come into the equation? Did they acquire Dan Ellis via free agency cause he speaks english?
This language issue, at least when it comes to the NHL, is all in your heads...I really don't think it's such a galvanizing issue for NHL GM's and management.
Sorry, I can't buy that NHL GM's are acquiring players based purely on the fact they speak french, it's one of the most ridiculous notions i've ever come across in terms of sports. The day you or anyone can prove that the language that comes out of a players mouth, influences situations on the ice (other than being able to communicate, which most players do in English anyways), I might give credence to your flimsy argument
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and Mathieu Roy and Boucher's assistants and Julien Brisebois (was called the mastermind, but really, what did he do? no frontloading no nothing original)
its called FAMILIARITY...Mathieu Roy played for the Bulldogs if i'm not mistaken when he was part of the Oilers organization when they shared the Bulldogs affiliate a few yearas ago....
as for Boucher's assistants, again, they're HIS assistants, why wouldn't he bring them...
It's like when Bob Gainey became GM of the Habs, did he not bring with him guys like Doug Jarvis along with him? Or when Jacques Martin became coach of the Habs, he brought with him Perry Pearn...
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