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
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.