Thread: Confirmed with Link: No more triple low five
View Single Post
02-01-2013, 01:17 PM
overlords's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Planet Squanch
Posts: 26,844
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
In his defense, we all know the BS myth about players from Quebec being an exclusive right, but it is true that back in the 70's the emphasis on the draft and scouting wasn't what it is today, and the Habs had an easier job finding Quebec based talent ahead of the competition than possible in modern hockey. It took a lot of work and intelligent leadership to bring us generations of "flying Frenchmen" dominating the NHL, but the point remains that it's different today and there's no coincidence the Canadiens decline started around the same time Europeans and Americans decreased the percentage of Quebecois players in the league.

I think his point is very fair, Habs fans are a victim of their own history and demand a standard that just isn't realistic in the modern NHL. The goal should always be to win the cup, but there is an assumption around here and elsewhere that we are a good GM away from another dynasty, when it doesn't work like that anymore.
I had no problems with the post as a whole, just that oft repeated and tired line.

overlords is offline   Reply With Quote