The crazy sepratist party of Canada who is holding the goverment hostage for it’s laughable cause has made another suggestion. This isn’t about my political views on the Bloc Quebecois threatening to leave until we give them more money. This is about Gilles Duceppe, local genius, and loon, proposing that Quebec have it’s own National Hockey team…My team would look alot like this…
Now, of course, I can’t find two more Quebec d-men, I had to bring a guy out of retirement for this list. Any suggestions would help. I know I’m forgetting someone good.
Another Posting on the Same Topic
One of the federal parties of Canada has called for Quebec to have their own representation in international sports events, including hockey.
Now before laughing there is some precedent as the UK does field 4 teams ie Scotland, Wales, England & Northern Ireland several of which are high calibre teams not jokes in various sports.
So who would be on the Quebec hockey team if such a thing ever came to pass (I am neither advocating nor predicting here, just speculating)? Quebec has produced some of the best players in hockey history, with Maurice Richard, Guy Lafleur, Patrick Roy just to scratch the surface, there are dozens of hall of famers and all stars hailing from this province. So who could they field now?
Goaltender: Without a doubt the strength of the team, young boys growing up idolizing Roy has produced serious goaltending talent in the current generation of Quebecers: Brodeur, Luongo & Theodore are the top 3 with Fleury waiting in the wings for the future.
2 Habs vets lead the squad in Desjardins & Brisebois, other candidates would be EDM Bergeron, DAL Boucher, MTL’s Rivet & Dandenault, Denis Gauthier of PHX… not a strong point for this team!
Well Mario Lemieux is the captain, can’t argue with that one. And offense is the name of the game with Simon Gagne, Vinny Lecavalier, Alex Tanguay, Martin St Louis, Daniel Briere, Mike Ribeiro, PM Bouchard, Patrice Bergeron. Marty Lapointe, Steve Begin and Martin Gelinas make for an interesting checkers. Maybe throw in Pierre Turgeon and Scott Mellanby as the token veteran and anglo.
I don’t know how much they would win, but they’d make for fun games: Outstanding Goalies, fast skilled playmaking forwards and laclustre defense!
What do u think? Not about whether it will ever happen, but how good would they be, what would other provinces teams look like if they went that route also?