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07-05-2006, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Habsaholic View Post
The Habs will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to signing UFAs? Yet we expect Gainey to come up with big names year in, year out. Its not gonna happen folks. The taxes kill anyone playing in Quebec so thats a huge problem. Also you could probably count the amount of english speaking schools there on 1 hand. Very attractive in a English dominated league. Boston doesnt have a good reputation around the league yet they can sign UFAs and we cant should be an indication. The intense media scrutiny sure in heck doesnt help out case.

I think we should put some money into scouting/drafting. Thats our real only chance. But we will never build a winner via UFA market, take that to the bank.
Do hockey players have dumb kids? It may also be seen as an opportunity to learn French by some.

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