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05-08-2006, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by BigTimer
"Why does Quebec produce such piss-poor centremen?"
You mean guys like Mario Lemieux? Vincent Lecavalier? Daniel Briere? Patrice Bergeron?

Heck even Crosby and Brad Richards went through the Q.

Quebec produces plenty of quality centers for its population. The Habs just don't / don't get to draft them.

I don't think Koivu should be required to learn French. It would be nice of him to, sure, but the guy deserves respect for his implication that I don't think the language issue needs to be brought up and certainly not in such a stupid manner.

That said I think Montreal should consider increasing its percentage of local talent. All NHL teams should, really, but Montreal is special because the province is rather close-knit, and especially because the place of the team in the social fabric and the history of the province.

I'm not saying the team should be 100% Quebecker, but it'd be preferable IMHO if they had more than three...

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