Montreal: worst in the NHL for taxes deducted.
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07-09-2012, 09:16 PM
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You don't need to be Anthony Bourdain to understand that not everybody will have the same preferences you have.
You consider Montreal to be #2 in North America behind NY, that is your view. OK. Other people, such as professional hockey players, might value different things than you.
They might prefer the vastly lower cost of living of other cities (Florida, Columbus, and Dallas), being able to send their kids to English-language schools (everywhere else) the superior quality of natural attractions near Vancouver or Denver, meeting more English-speaking, socially conservative women in midwestern or western canadian cities, eating world class food (Vancouver, LA), or being near the cultural heart of the united states (NY, LA, Chicago, Nashville).
further to this, it's not just about the advantages that they prefer elsewhere; it's about aspects that they perceive as negative and quite frankly fear. ie: FRENCH.
Without going into the french debate let's put ourselves in the average players shoes. Most of them are more closer to being classified as simple minded as they would be of the type that want to embrace ''the challenge'' of a foreign culture, and pressure of learning a 2nd languages (even if they don't try to).
There's a stigma about Montreal and it's time some posters put themselves in players shoes and accept this - this city, and this province, from a simplified anglophones perspective, is negatively challenging.
Of course when they have no choice but to live here, because they were drafted, or traded, they'll likely come to adapt, and hopefully appreciate Montreal.
In a nutshell - I think language is a bigger issue to them than Taxes
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