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05-26-2011, 11:27 PM
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Fair argument. To defend my post, I said there "could be" a correllation. I don't know if there is or not. I'm just saying I feel like Anglo-Canada is seriouslly under-represented on our team. Stereotypically, Anglo-Canadians are known for their grit and abrasiveness. (Cases can be made where that isn't true, obviously) I'm more of a fan of the tough, physical style of play than the European speed & possession game. My post was saying I would prefer this to happen, but as Detroit has shown, you do not need to have a particular demographic in order to win.
Whether or not there is a correlation is irrelevant, I will leave it at that. It's ok to desire more toughness on the team. My problem is your basis on stereotypes, focusing on getting more Anglo Canadians. I do not have a problem with someone saying we need more physical players. But leave ethnicity out of it. For arguments sake, the swedes have shown an increase in toughness in the past years, as demonstrated in the junior tourneys. USA also has on display a ton of physical players. But to target one particular group is something I will have a problem with.
Maybe I am crazy, but my draft philosophy is to cast as big of a net as possible, look everywhere, do not discount any player due to nationality/ethnicity/size. Judge them on their play. Judge them on their performance. Judge them on how they comport themselves. But do not judge them on something they cannot control and is simply left to fate.
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