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12-13-2006, 10:03 PM
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Historical Lack of French Canadians on 1980's Edmonton OIlers

1979/1980 Oilers roster - 0 French Canadians
1980/81 - 0
1981/82 - 0
1982/83 - 0
1983/84 - 0
1984/85 - 0
1985/86 - 0
1986/87 - 0 - Normand Lacombe played 1 game
1987/88 - 1 - Normand Lacombe played 53 games.

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Pierre-Wayne Gretzkiau?

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Well they did something right because they won 5 Stanley Cups during that time.

Maybe no Frenchies was the key?

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Clearly they would have won 8 or 9 cups if they employed a frenchman or two

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1979/1980 Oilers roster - 0 French Canadians
1980/81 - 0
1981/82 - 0
1982/83 - 0
1983/84 - 0
1984/85 - 0
1985/86 - 0
1986/87 - 0 - Normand Lacombe played 1 game
1987/88 - 1 - Normand Lacombe played 53 games.
what is the point of such a useless thread. Tell me how many cups did the Oilers win and how many did the habs win during that time. What happened when they did meet in the playoffs. How about we do a thread titled historical lack of western Canadians on the Montreal roster during the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's

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Well they did something right because they won 5 Stanley Cups during that time.

Maybe no Frenchies was the key?
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Kevin Lowe, from Lachute Quebec. Does he count or does his last name make him ineligible? Also, Messier sounds a little French to me.

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So that's why they were so good...

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12-14-2006, 12:31 AM
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1979/1980 Oilers roster - 0 French Canadians
1980/81 - 0
1981/82 - 0
1982/83 - 0
1983/84 - 0
1984/85 - 0
1985/86 - 0
1986/87 - 0 - Normand Lacombe played 1 game
1987/88 - 1 - Normand Lacombe played 53 games.
It is well known that us Edmontonians hate the French with a passion. I still fondly recall food poisoning Richard Sevigny in 1981 and locking Guy Lafleur in the trunk of my car. Honestly, how else could the Oilers compete with the flying Frenchmen? We know the French are superior and we hate them for it.

For more than 25 years we have been hiding the Fact that Kevin Lowe is a native of Lachute, QC and he is sworn to secrecy regarding the fact. If that little tidbit ever got out the controversy in this city would make the whole Chris Pronger thing look like a back page story.


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Well they did something right because they won 5 Stanley Cups during that time.

Maybe no Frenchies was the key?
You beat me to it.

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[QUOTE=chooch;7349813]1979/1980 Oilers roster - 0 French Canadians
1980/81 - 0
1981/82 - 0
1982/83 - 0
1983/84 - 0
1984/85 - 0
1985/86 - 0
1986/87 - 0 - Normand Lacombe played 1 game
1987/88 - 1 - Normand Lacombe played 53 games.[/QUOTE

What exactly are you implying? Also, what is the point of this thread?

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Chooch never cease to impress me with his exiting threads.

The only reason no french canadians were in those teams is simply hazard. There were no french canadians in the 'Canes championship but 4 with the Lightning in 04. There was also an historical lack of finns in the Montreal line-up from 1917 to 1982. I don't get the point.

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Maybe no Frenchies was the key?
Tell that to Henri Richard

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Well, I would like to retort by saying that there were no Europeans on the Montreal Canadiens' 1993 cup team.

Does it really mean anything?

As long as a team wins... who cares?

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Curiously, no Rastafarians on the Isles Cup teams of 1980-83.

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I hear Wayne Gretzky made Semenko and McSorely beat the crap out of anyone who spoke a word of french in his presence. Apparently, Messier's last name was to be pronounced "Messy-er" when Wayne was in the room. He also coined the term "freedom fries".

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Curiously, no Rastafarians on the Isles Cup teams of 1980-83.


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Curiously, no Rastafarians on the Isles Cup teams of 1980-83.
I knew if I kept scrolling I'd find a gem. Ogo was leading until I got to this. Well done. Damn that bow tie wearing GM and coke bottle coach and their racial biase.

The plot becomes thicker when you realize that they had prominent Ukranaian Quebecer Mike Krushelnyski on the team who was probably bi-lingual but would only show it when alone with Lowe and the room had been swept for bugs. Obviously pandering to the pierogie obsessed Oiler fan base.


On a related note, when Pierre Lacroix traded Owen Nolan for Ozolinsh, I thought that was a clear message on how he stood on the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland. Belfast remembers you Lacroix.

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Just out of curiosity, have the Oilers historically paid less attention to scouting in the QMJHL?

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Just out of curiosity, have the Oilers historically paid less attention to scouting in the QMJHL?
Historically they just might have. Their first round picks were typically from the WHL under Barry Fraser and for the most part were pretty dismal picks. Hard to cover all the CHL when you made your home in Mexico I guess.

I'd have to say under Prendergast there have been more draft picks from the Q. JF Jacques, MA Pouliot & Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers are a few that come to mind.

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Tell that to Henri Richard
Even more scandalous then the whole Lowe being from Quebec thing is that Henri is actually from Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. He was adopted into the Richard clan.

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Just out of curiosity, have the Oilers historically paid less attention to scouting in the QMJHL?
Just by eyeballing it, I'd say Montreal drafts more from the Q, Toronto has more Ontario players, Edmonton has more Alberta boys, etc. All things being equal, you might as well take the local kid.

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I'd assume that the QMJHL's traditional style of run and gun hockey just didn't lend to creating players that fit with the Oilers style of play.

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Just by eyeballing it, I'd say Montreal drafts more from the Q, Toronto has more Ontario players, Edmonton has more Alberta boys, etc. All things being equal, you might as well take the local kid.
arrbez, I think this might be as good of time as any to bring back the chooch cartoon.

And Trotts, you know you're one of my favourites. We've had some great debates and great discussions. Your Rastafarians remark might be the funniest thing I've ever read on this site.

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arrbez, I think this might be as good of time as any to bring back the chooch cartoon.
oh... you mean this old thing?


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