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07-27-2011, 06:53 PM
Progress to the Mean
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Originally Posted by llamapalooza View Post
I would've loved Fighting Saints, but nobody wants to risk being a "St. Paul" team instead of a "Minnesota" team.

Voyageurs wouldn't have been too French for my tastes; it's just MN history... I mean, North Stars was a reference to "L'etoile du Nord," after all.
L'etoile du Nord was also called "the North Star" in English looooong before any Euros set foot on the continent. Unless there's a specific link to the french name for Polaris and the hockey team? Why didn't they call us Les Etoiles du Nord then or Etoiles polaire. (polare?)

I haven't read any of the North Stars history-of books so i could be wrong.

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