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01-05-2013, 10:30 PM
William H Bonney
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Originally Posted by canuck2010 View Post
I posted this earlier on the U17 thread.

As a Canadian it really hurts to see all of the off spring of Canadian NHL players playing for the USA. I understand they are Americans born and bred but it is unfortunate that so many Canadians have to leave home to make a living in the NHL.

Imagine the offspring of Peyton Manning, Ray Rice, and Tom Seaver playing for Canadian national teams

Overall great for hockey I guess.
If I were Canadian, I wouldn't see it as unfortunate that they have to leave home for NHL careers but that they don't seem to want to come back to Canada when they're done.

But as you said, most of those kids are American through and through. In countries like ours with so much immigration it's not a surprise. The circumstances make it more constant given Canada's unrivaled passion for hockey but the shoe is often on the other foot, too, in other sports. It's only natural in an increasingly globalized world.

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