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01-06-2013, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by William H Bonney View Post
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.
Lot's do come back even if for only a portion of the year. When you essentially make your life somewhere else that's where you belong. You leave Canada as a late teen or 20 year old what do you go back to. How can you pick up and leave?

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