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07-09-2012, 09:46 PM
Madam Kadri
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Originally Posted by coolasprICE View Post
great post

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
There is also the stress of having to deal with being heckled while you walk the streets and go to the attractions; this is a psychological cost. The players are not tourists. They're here for a job. Some players won't have their routines affected. Others will.

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