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05-11-2004, 10:26 PM
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Who was Cherry talking about?

In coach's corner tonight who was Don Cherry talking about when he sias there was a reporter who wrote: Look Ma, no Canadians. He was refering to the fact there are 4 non-Canadian goalies in the playoffs now, something I hadn't even thought of until then. I agree with Don when he says that there were 4 Canadians in the final 4 last year and it never gets mentioned but oh well. But anyways who was he talking about. Someone from the Toronto Star/Sun I assume. Sounds like a Homer like Damien Cox or Al Strachan but does anyone know for sure?

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Actually it was Ken Campbell, from the Toronto Star.

here's a link to the article

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Maybe he was speaking of goaltenders? Of the 4 remaining teams 3 have euro goalies and 1 an American.

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I agree with Don when he says that there were 4 Canadians in the final 4 last year and it never gets mentioned but oh well. But anyways who was he talking about. Someone from the Toronto Star/Sun I assume. Sounds like a Homer like Damien Cox or Al Strachan but does anyone know for sure?
There's no story if there are four Canadian goalies in the two Conference Finals. There are usually several Canadian goalies, not zero.

I will agree with Coach Cherry on the "tone" of the headline. It seemed more like a knock against Canada than praise to the programs in Russia, the Czech Republic and the United States. I think that is it is a great thing that talent pool for the NHL has grown over the last 25 years considerably, and that should be the story.

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Look at this year and the previous twelve:

2003-04, 0 Canadians
TB: Khabiboulin, Russia
PHI: Esche, New York, USA
CLG: Kiprusoff, Finland
SJ: Nabokov, Russia/Kazakistan

2002-03, 4 Canadians
NJD: Brodeur, Quebec, Canada
ANA: Giguere, Quebec, Canada
OTT: Lalime, Quebec, Canada
MIN: Roloson/Fernandez, Ontario, Canada (both)


2001-02, 2 Canadians
DET: Hasek, Czech Republic
CRL: Irbe, Latvia
TOR: CuJo, Ontario, Canada
COL: Roy, Quebec, Canada


2000-01, 3 Canadians
COL: Roy, Quebec, Canada
NJD: Brodeur, Quebec, Canada

PIT: Hedberg, Sweden
DAL: Belfour, Manitoba, Canada

1999-00, 3 Canadians
NJD: Brodeur, Quebec, Canada
DAL: Belfour, Manitoba, Canada

PHI: Boucher, Rhode Island, USA
COL: Roy, Quebec, Canada

1998-99, 3 Canadians
DAL: Belfour, Manitoba, Canada
BUF: Hasek, Czech Republic
TOR: Joseph, Ontario, Canada
COL: Roy, Quebec, Canada


1997-98, 3 Canadians (including Kolzig)
DET: Osgood, Alberta, Canada
WAS: Kolzig, (born: South Africa; raised: Canada)
DAL: Belfour, Manitoba, Canada
BUF: Hasek, Czech Republic

1996-97, 2 Canadians
DET: Vernon, Alberta, Canada
PHI: Snow, Massachusetts, USA
NYR: Richter, Massachusetts, USA
COL: Roy, Quebec, Canada

1995-96, 2 Canadians (not including Wreget)
COL: Roy, Quebec, Canada
FLA: Vanbiesbrouck, Michigan, USA
PIT: Barrasso/Wreget, Mass., USA/Man., Canada
DET: Osgood, Manitoba, Canada

1994-95, 4 Canadians
NJD: Brodeur, Quebec, Canada
DET: Vernon, Alberta, Canada
PHI: Hextal, Manitoba, Canada
CHI: Belfour, Manitoba, Canada


1993-94, 3 Canadians
NYR: Richter, Massachusetts, USA
VAN: McLean, Ontario, Canada
NJD: Brodeur, Quebec, Canada
TOR: Potvin, Quebec, Canada


1992-93, 4 Canadians
MON: Roy, Quebec, Canada
LA: Hrudey, Alberta, Canada
NYI: Healy, Ontario, Canada
TOR: Potvin, Quebec, Canada


1991-92, 3 Canadians
PIT: Barrasso, Massachusetts, USA
CHI: Belfour, Manitoba, Canada
EDM: Ranford, Manitoba, Canada
BOS: Moog, British Columbia, Canada


Compiled from statistics at The Internet Hockey Datebase


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Look at this year and the previous ten:

CLG: Kiprusoff, Czech Republic

WAS: Kolzig, South Africa
You might wanna check those two again.. (still not canadian tho!)

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You might wanna check those two again.. (still not canadian tho!)
Olaf Kolzig was born in South Africa, but plays for Germany internationally.

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Olaf Kolzig was born in South Africa, but plays for Germany internationally.
He's talking about the Finn Kiprusoff who he has listed as a Czech.

The reason no one talks about it when 4 Canadian goalies make the final 4 is because there's no story there, it's something people would find perfectly normal. If a team made the NBA finals with a starting lineup consisting entirely of Europeans and Canadians, you better believe that would get mentioned in the press. But who cares if the starting lineup is 5 Americans? That's nothing noteworthy.

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Olaf Kolzig was born in South Africa, but plays for Germany internationally.
And played hockey in Canada.


As for Cherry, I got more a kick out of when he was basting ESPN. Someone should do this on a regular basis.

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As for Cherry, I got more a kick out of when he was basting ESPN.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

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Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

To be fair, it was more about the bizarre scheduling and afternoon games etc.

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I apologize for listing Miikka Kiprusoff as a Czech. He was born in Finland. It was simply a mistake on my part.

Kolzig was born in South Africa, but raised in Canada, so I will correct my list. I ran out of time to check at lunch so I couldn't unravel the mysterious travels of a young Olaf Kolzig. However, here is what it says at Legends of Hockey,

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A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Olaf Kolzig was raised in Canada, but the fact that he has never applied for Canadian citizenship works to his advantage. Instead, the 6-foot 3-inch, 225-pound goalie holds a German passport, both parents are German which qualifies him to play for that country's national team in international competition. Kolzig also says the German passport will make it easier for him to play in Europe when his NHL career is over.
Here is a link for any one who didn't get to see Don Cherry on HNIC's Coach's Corner.

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