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12-22-2011, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by zeroG View Post
calling something ridiculous without knowing the culture up there is not cool. have a look at the numbers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languag...hics_of_Quebec. the analogy isn't great but imagine if the marlins were to hire a manager who didn't speak english.
I agree with the below.

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Originally Posted by blackpanthers View Post
It is completely ridiculous to base a coaching decision on whether the individual is a francophone. Using the logic that the coach has to be a francophone, wouldn't that mean that your players need to be francophone too? Obviously it doesn't matter since 17 players on the Canadiens roster are not even from Canada and I highly doubt the majority of their players are francophone.
Yep. Hire the best available coach, if said coach can't speak French, but can win, so be it.

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