Thursday, December 01, 2005

Picking (apart) Team Quebec

Eric McErlain at Off Wing addressed the 'Team Quebec' concept that Canada's Bloc Quebecois party proposed heading into the coming winter election.

For fun (I think), The Globe and Mail had hockey columnist Eric Duhatschek pick who would be on this 'Team Quebec.' I say 'I think' because it is on the front page, normally a place for all that is serious business in Canada.

Here's Duha's team:

Goal: Martin Broduer, Roberto Luongo, Jose Theodore

Defence: Eric Desjardins, Denis Gauthier, Patrice Brisebois, Stephane Robidas, Francis Bouillon, Matthieu Dandenault

Forward: Mario Lemieux, Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, Simon Gagne, Alex Tanguay, Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Briere, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Marc Chouinard, Mike Ribiero, Ian Laperriere, Luc Robitaille

Now, if this silly scheme actually came to fruition (it won't), I know what some Canadian hockey fans would be thinking. "You mean we only have to give up Mario, Brodeur, Luongo, Lecavalier, St. Louis and Gagne, and we'll get to lay a pounding on Quebec? Bring it on."

A Quebec-only team getting pummelled by English-speaking Canadian teams? Sounds like the Memorial Cup to me, where only three QMJHL teams have won in the last 33 years.

If my international readers are thinking 'Canadian politics are funny,' they're right.

UPDATE For those who missed it, I made my picks for Team Canada earlier this week.



At 10:40 p.m., December 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moncton Wildcats will win the memorial cup this year mirtle. :)

At 7:44 a.m., December 02, 2005, Anonymous roddie said...

Lemaire, Julien, and Martin as coaches?


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