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06-17-2011, 05:19 PM
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No NHL team had as many Swiss as the Canadiens in their system !

Did you know that never a NHL team had 3 swiss players in their organization ?

GoHabsGo ... forcment

Le jennnnee vbre, le Jennnne Brgure et le vieux Daaaaaaz.

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06-17-2011, 05:32 PM
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You going to bandwagon us now?

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You going to bandwagon us now?
Do I have the choice ?

besides some of you speak french ... like us ... that is another common point !
20% of the swiss population are Habitants ! (although none of them say jenne vbre !)

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Swiss hockey program is really coming along. Habs are smart to spend that kind of time scouting there

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I always enjoy when the Habs get more fans from around the world. You are very welcome as a new Habs fan, we are glad to have you

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Isn't Robert Mayer Swiss too? Or is he just not included because he's terrible?

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Swiss hockey program is really coming along. Habs are smart to spend that kind of time scouting there
You do realize that Weber and Berger played in the OHL, so we are not really scouting more in Switzerland.

Diaz was probably scouted at the World Championship, when we went there to see Jagr play

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My coworker is from Switzerland too. I'm cool, I know.

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Isn't Robert Mayer Swiss too? Or is he just not included because he's terrible?
No he is Czech.

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I knew two girls from Switzerland. I think one liked me, but her English wasn't that good and the other was hot. They're both like Weber, German-Swiss.

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No he is Czech.
got both nationalities and represents switzerland in international competitions

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I thought Anaheim had quite a few. Umm.. wait nvm, bienvenue!

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Our style is to control the neutral zone, so Swisse are good.

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Sven Bartschi anyone?

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We like 'em small and soff. Like the Swiss.


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You do realize that Weber and Berger played in the OHL, so we are not really scouting more in Switzerland.

Diaz was probably scouted at the World Championship, when we went there to see Jagr play
Streit/Diaz, Habs were following Weber when he was in Langenthal. The Swiss have an excellent hockey program, come along ways in last 10 years. Once an international doormat of hockey they are close to getting into one of top hockey nations. Germany has too, but not like the Swiss

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We like 'em small and soff. Like the Swiss.

Ha Ha Ha

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Sven Bartschi anyone?
Who can forget Nino. They have some great up and coming talent

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Very Impressed with how far the Swiss teams have come. They are very close to joining the group of countries that are legit threats in the international tournaments.

I love it. There are only really 6-7 real threats in hockey, and the more that reach that level the better it is for hockey.

Love the players coming out of there right now too. Versatile and skilled.

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I had never heard of this Diaz kid until we signed him, but it really seems like he has a HUGE following from the swiss league.

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Who can forget Nino. They have some great up and coming talent
Yeah, except Nino is in the NYI system

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Our style is to control the neutral zone, so Swisse are good.
haha!

I would be very happy if we drafted Gregory Hoffman in the 3rd round!

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Streit/Diaz, Habs were following Weber when he was in Langenthal. The Swiss have an excellent hockey program, come along ways in last 10 years. Once an international doormat of hockey they are close to getting into one of top hockey nations. Germany has too, but not like the Swiss
I agree. Switzerland has been rising steadily in the hockey world and I think it is a good move to scout their prospects. When you look at them, they compete well in the world championships against quasi all star teams from the NHL. That tells me that they must have players that can play

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