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04-13-2013, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Schwang View Post
Their job is to play hockey, not learn languages. I can understand a reporter needing to learn both languages, but not a player. You have to be able to communicate to teamates (in english) and I believe a lot of the fans speak english anyway. The percentage that don't tend to flock towards the french speakers anyway. There's too much emphasis on this in Canada and that's one reason why it scares some players and their families away.

Gimme a good player and a winning team. Then worry about language.
And these things are not mutually exclusive, so I don't see what the issue is.

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