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12-09-2012, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
If this is true, we are talking over 20 years ago here. Canada was winning everything under the sun at that time and Europeans weren't generally known as winners in the NHL at that time. I think you have to take that into context, especially at that time. Heck, I've heard Theo Fleury say that if it were up to him he'd want a team of Canadians over anyone else because of their desire to win. Sutter was a competitive guy, as a player I could understand him saying that, especially at a time when there was a little more "us vs. them" way of thinking.
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Originally Posted by Hasek
No european was good enough for him. He kept going on and on about that is was only himself, a real canadian, who really worked hard. Thar everyone else didnt care as much as him and europeans didnt care at all. He treated me like an enemy. I didnt understand everything back then (language barrier) but I felt that he loved to make cruel jokes about me.
That is the exact quote.

Edit: Reall killer canadian instinct there. Bullying your own goalie.

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