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04-13-2013, 03:23 PM
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How Subban fell to the second round is a great mystery.

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Exactly.

While it's not Necessary to do it, and the majority here seems to think like this, I don't know how some of you seem to find it completely irrelevant to do it.
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.

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04-13-2013, 03:26 PM
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He was 11th on TSN list
9th among NA Skaters.
12th on TheHockeyWriter
16th on the scouting report
and 8th with Corey Pronman.
Top Ds are notoriously hard to project... See Weber, Chara, Karlsson, Subban, etc... Lots of Top-10 misses.

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Top Ds are notoriously hard to project... See Weber, Chara, Karlsson, Subban, etc... Lots of Top-10 misses.
Larry Robinson was drafted in the SECOND round!!

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04-13-2013, 03:33 PM
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How Subban fell to the second round is a great mystery.
He didn't even really ''fall''. Picking him mid-2nd was considered a reach by many. Lots of people felt he simply could not play defence at a NHL level, but apparently he was an absolute beast in the playoffs for his team in his draft year, which is why Timmins gambled on him.

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He didn't even really ''fall''. Picking him mid-2nd was considered a reach by many. Lots of people felt he simply could not play defence at a NHL level, but apparently he was an absolute beast in the playoffs for his team in his draft year, which is why Timmins gambled on him.
Yeah I found old projected lists from that year and Subban wasn't in a lot of the top 90's

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How Subban fell to the second round is a great mystery.
IIRC, Subban used to be all offence, no D, and there were concerns that he'd be a liability.
I remember seeing him tearing up the WJC and then my friend telling me that the habs actually drafted him the year before

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How Subban fell to the second round is a great mystery.
Subban was ranked above 100th by NHL scouting. We actually picked him up early.

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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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i wish people (ontario, states) knew how to pronounce french names. like even confederate american french in new england and lousiana willingly pronounce and water down their names like 'mon-peel-ear' (montpellier) as well as many other abominations. mario le-me-you lol.

let's hear it for nathan bowl-you!

on that bayou cop tv show in louisiana, there was a call about a mythical legend of a beast they call a 'roogaroo', immediately, i was like ya....you mean a 'loup garou' you diluted humans


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he is not ready for the playoffs just yet

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i wish people (ontario, states) knew how to pronounce french names. like even confederate american french in new england and lousiana willingly pronounce and water down their names like 'mon-peel-ear' (montpellier) as well as many other abominations. mario le-me-you lol.

let's hear it for nathan bowl-you!

on that bayou cop tv show in louisiana, there was a call about a mythical legend of a beast they call a 'roogaroo', immediately, i was like ya....you mean a 'loup garou' you diluted humans
Mispronouncing 'beaulieu' as an anglophone is one of those ones you can't really forgive. 'Roy' or 'bouillon' have sounds that aren't native to the english language.

In english: Bolier is pretty close to french 'Beaulieu'


No excuses!

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04-13-2013, 11:09 PM
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i unno, i have brain function, and can pronounce almost any name properly and not just my idea of properly.

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Mispronouncing 'beaulieu' as an anglophone is one of those ones you can't really forgive. 'Roy' or 'bouillon' have sounds that aren't native to the english language.

In english: Bolier is pretty close to french 'Beaulieu'


No excuses!
Beaulieu does contain a non-english sound. The "eu" sound at the end has no English equivalent.

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04-13-2013, 11:23 PM
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any sound can be spelled in english.

"ieu" is pretty much like saying "your"

"ieu car is nice"

or, if you can say the word "her" and you can say it without an h, "er" . bo, lee, er. not fkn hard.

brain function.

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Are we seriously arguing about how Beaulieu doesn't speak French or how French his name is? You would think this would be a non-issue in 2013

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not talking about that.

it's not a pertinent point and semi OT, i was just throwing a small rant out there for kicks.

on radio/tv play by play. and even unrelated to sports. just the general butchering or glaring anglophonizing of french names through generations of being english...it just bothers me how people ruin even their own names and have zero connection to their roots and culture. america's lack of culture was what my rant was on. people who don't even know what their name means and comes from.

not really intended to become a topic of discussion, or to derail the thread. just what was going through my mind.

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04-14-2013, 12:08 AM
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Larry Robinson was drafted in the SECOND round!!
So did Lidstrom and Chelios.

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Mispronouncing 'beaulieu' as an anglophone is one of those ones you can't really forgive. 'Roy' or 'bouillon' have sounds that aren't native to the english language.

In english: Bolier is pretty close to french 'Beaulieu'


No excuses!
Boiler to Beaulieu?

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04-14-2013, 12:17 AM
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Are we seriously arguing about how Beaulieu doesn't speak French or how French his name is? You would think this would be a non-issue in 2013
No kidding.

I came to this thread to read opinions on NB's skill set... and there are pages of talk about how to pronounce his name.

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