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03-27-2012, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Markovskaya View Post
I agree. Don't forget that half the population of quebec lives outside of the great montreal area. But most if not all are hockey fans. If the habs keep showing up with teams like we saw this year for a few years while Quebec arrives with a brand new, frenchy heavy team, I would be that surprise is in term of number of fans, Quebec wins.
1- Avoid the word "frenchy". it is borderline a slur.

2- Where are they gonna take these French-speaking players ? They don't grow on trees. There is none forecasted in this year 1st draft round. It's gonna take time.

3- Last time I checked, the 1995 Nordiques (before being moved to Colorado) had only 4 local players on their team: Finn and Lefebvre on D, and Fiset and Thibeault in goals. They rarely drafted a French-speaking player with their 1st picks anyway. besides Michel Goulet, all their star players were from Europe or English Canada

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