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01-01-2011, 05:58 PM
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Non-french named players that speak french in the NHL

I was watching RDS and they were interviewing players from the WJC

I was surprised when Gudbranson came up, didn't know he spoke fluent french

Same thing with Dan Boyle a few years ago


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Was so impressed when I heard him, same with Gudbranson. Incredibly fluid for both guys.

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Sidney Crosby used to speak French.

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Was so impressed when I heard him, same with Gudbranson. Incredibly fluid for both guys.
Cal is from Welland, Ontario so does Paul Bissonnette. I'm assuming Biznasty can speak French too but not too sure.

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Sidney Crosby used to speak French.
Yeah, he just stopped..

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Dominic Moore, Jonathan Toews (I know he was mentioned)

Mike Camalleri
Cammalleri doesn't speak French at all.

If you're referring to his twitter he gets a French friend to translate all his tweets.

Jeff Halpern, on the other hand, speaks French very well. Especially for an American who isn't even from a French family.

And as for Toews, he speaks it but he's not "completely fluent" like some people are suggesting. He has a pretty bad accent.

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Cammalleri doesn't speak French at all.

If you're referring to his twitter he gets a French friend to translate all his tweets.

Jeff Halpern, on the other hand, speaks French very well. Especially for an American who isn't even from a French family.

And as for Toews, he speaks it but he's not "completely fluent" like some people are suggesting. He has a pretty bad accent.
Cammalleri's name was a joke, mostly related to his Happy new year message (100% in french, with a good accent, but sounded weird, as if learned phonetically )

I had Halpern there,.. Him and Moore both have good university training.

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Cammalleri doesn't speak French at all.

If you're referring to his twitter he gets a French friend to translate all his tweets.

Jeff Halpern, on the other hand, speaks French very well. Especially for an American who isn't even from a French family.

And as for Toews, he speaks it but he's not "completely fluent" like some people are suggesting. He has a pretty bad accent.

toews speaks really good if not perfect québécois french (even though he's not from quebec)...

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He once said he was reading RDS everyday.

He has a decent french.

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toews speaks really good if not perfect québécois french (even though he's not from quebec)...
Not even close.

His mom is from Quebec I think, but he's got a very noticeable accent.

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Not even close.

His mom is from Quebec I think, but he's got a very noticeable accent.
I know his grandparents (from his mom's side) are from Beauce. He went there with the Olympic Gold medal this summer.

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you can be bluent in French without speaking "Quebecois" French...

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I love this thread..not really but really :-)

Kostopoulos speaks a bit of french...Moore's french is excellent.

for the Franco-Media, its all about being pure laine de souche.....they dont seem to care much about Pouliot or Martin..franco-ontarians...they dont care about...

they made a whole eulogy for Lapierre the player..go figure

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Duncan keith anyone?

My brain nearly explode when i heard him speak french at the olympic games.


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Duncan keith anyone?

My brain nearly explode when i heard him speak french at the olympic games.
didnt know that, thank you sir

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Steve Sullivan is fully bilingual from Timmins as he comes from a Francophone family.

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