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09-19-2012, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by pigpen65 View Post
Now. 10-15 years ago it was "us vs them." Particularly it was Canadian vs the rest. Gretzky was the best forward ever. Orr was the best defenseman ever. Roy, or some other Canadian goalie, was the best goalie ever. When a Czech started being mentioned in the conversation for best ever, and this started late 90's, Canadians got real uncomfortable. You're right it's not like that as much anymore, but i remember watching Cherry about that time and hearing the argument. Flat out, Roy was better and would always be better because he won a cup. Canadians are champions, and Hasek the foreigner was all flash, no substance. He couldn't go all the way. Like i said though, that was when everybody was pretty sure there was no chance of Buffalo ever letting him go to another team.
I'm an American and I prefer Roy to Hasek. Where do I fit into your "us vs them" narrative?

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