People on the Island may speak soem english, but still french is prefered.
The same laws and policies that govern the rest of the nation don't hold true in Quebec, the easiest to pick on is bilingual signs in public.
As for being to the city, many times. If you want to argue fine, but I hold degrees in Poli-sci, so think before you waste your breath.
As for Gainey and them coming back. They will go where the money and the job oppurtunity takes them.
You think that if he lost his job tommorow, and was offered either a job in the AHL or QMJHL for 1 million or going to the Blue Jacket for a million, that he would stay in Quebec. Or worse yet, stay as an advisor to MTL for 500K or move to Phoenix to be a Coach or GM for 750K he is staying in MTL. Your nuts. The players, like the front office staff, follow the best oppurtunities. Like Sykora ditching Edmonton for less money, to play with Crosby and Malkin. That's oppurtunity.
MTL, like Edmonton, offers little right now. Why do you think Souray turned down a deal that he initially wanted. Because his prospects of being on another team for the same money, look better. He has been part of the team already, and knows the lack of direction. He will cut and run.
The only reason Koivu hasn't left is because he is not valued anywhere else as much as he is in MTL. End of Story.
They are all as faithful as their options.]]>