hab29RETIRED Posted May 17, 2022 Share Posted May 17, 2022 1 hour ago, alfredoh2009 said: Exactly, it will be hard for Hugh-Gort to do worse than Tim-Berg in that front. I agree with the belief by lots of Habs fans that a cup winning Habs team will have to have a skilled core of French-Quebs (not 4th liners) Not that langage makes a hockey difference, but rallying the crowd behind a « gars de chez nous » is a key ingredient in what needs to happen I am NOTconvinced Hugh-Gort put as much thought to that as MB did (even if he just did the minimum) That’s bullshit. If we had a team of 21 Chinese players and we win the cup and a powerhouse team, I’m pretty sure MOST fans would be happy. Yeah, there are going to some who will always bring in the we need more Québécois players, but until Quebec does a better job and developing NHL players, with 32 team, you can’t expect to have the best Quebec players. This isn’t the 70’s wher you had Lafleur, Perrault, Dionne, Gilbert, Potvin, Bossy, and others being drafted high and becoming dominant players. Hell, having Huberdeau top two in scoring was an anomaly- usually Quebec players aren’t even among the top 10 (Huberdeau was # 11 the last two years). Who was the last Quebec generational player since Lemieux- no one. Lecavalier, Bergeron, Briere we’re a handful of very good Quebec born players, but they weren’t at the Uber elite generational players that entered the NHL in the 70’s. Lemieux was the only one in the 80’a that came close. Guys like Turgeon and Damphousse were good - I’d happily take those type of Quebec players if they existed now - but they were never considered top 5 , or even top 10 in the league type players . Those are the types of players I want. Quebec at least used to have elite goaltending prospects, but that pipeline is also dried up. So I don’t give a rats ass where the player we get are from. I just want some friggin elite players that can get us a cup. I don’t want a draft where a Leblanc is selected because the draft is in Montreal. MOST fans loved Price, Koivu, Markov, and Price. I’ll take them over a Fucale/Garon, Ribeiro, or Brisbois any day of the week. The only elite French player we had in the last 20 years was Jose Theodore, and he was only able to maintain a high level of play for about 3 or 4 years. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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