Dan da Silva

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  1. Jungle Boy

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    Any info on this guy? he plays for Portland Winter Hawks (WHL), had nice numbers last year. And his last name indicates that his family is from Brazil (home boy!).
     
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    Kind of OT, but...

    RAFAEL ARAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUJO!
     
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    That´s a brazilian name too, but I got no idea who is he. :dunno:
     
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    The 8th pick in the NBA draft (2004). Toronto Raptors player.
     
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    My bad. that´s because we know most of the players here by their nick names

    Hilário = Nenê

    I had a friend, she was an exchange student from Toronto (Danielle MacIsaac), She just couldn´t say Araújo, she was cool
     
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    I know the family. I played with both him and his brother (Steve plays for Kootenay I think) He's definatly not Brazilian, his dad might come from the descent but his parents definatly aren't 1st generation immigrants to Canada. From what I hear he's entering the draft this year.
     
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    He could be of Portuguese descent much like the Mike "I'm a faker/diver/crybaby/actor" Ribeiro. Da Silva is a portuguese name as well.
     
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    Dan has a nack for scoring goals, but overall needs to work on a lot the other parts of his game. He is the type of player where u wont notice him until he gets the puck near the net and buries it. Not a great skater, but surely is not terrible. I really dont think his game would translate into being much of a pro prospect as he is not good enough offensively to make it like that, and no other aspect of his game is overwelming strong. Overall, good WHL player, but not a great prospect.
     
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    You are right about Ribeiro (quite common here in Brazil) but not about da Silva, this last name was created here in Brazil, I´m pretty sure that his father´s family is from Brazil
     
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    Or Portugal / Azores? Mike Rebiro and Steve Martins are both Portuguese decent and growing up I knew quite a few Portuguese da Silvas. Brazil was also first inhabited by the Portuguese and there are a lot of da Silvas there as well.
     
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    Yup, I was just gonna say that, I'm portuguese and I'm related to quite a few Da Silva's.
     
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    Prior to Da Silva's DUB years I remember watching him play 'AAA' Midget for the Saskatoon Contacts and I thought he was alright but far from the best. Byron Bitz (Was in Nanaimo of BCHL, now on scholarship to one of the Boston Universities) was still there that year if memory serves correct and Cory Grant (Not Sure) was the tender. Other players included Blake Comeau (Kelowna), Tanner Shultz (recently traded from Stoon), Jesse Fischer (Kindersley, Sask. Jr. A), Steven Gihlen (Spokane) and a handful of other decent prospects.

    Da Silva is average on most accounts with mild upside but he should enjoy a solid WHL career and then disappear.
     
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    OK. da Silva is a brazilian last name and I will tell why it´s not a portuguese one.
    da Silva = da (de + a) selva, translation => from (de) the (a) jungle (selva) this lastname was given for the children that catholics men (landlords or people with status) had with indians or slayers. It was a shame for them, at the time, to be with an african or an indian and the catholic church didn´t aproove it, so the fathers wouldn´t give the children his last name and for the records some last name was created such as: da Silva, de Jesus (from Jesus), dos Santos (from the Saints), de Deus (from god)... I hope I made myself clear
     
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    LOUD AND CLEAR but...

    No one is denying the fact that Da Silva is a Brazlian last name, it is, I know it is but at the sametime it's a Portuguese last name as well. I have cousin's who are portuguese and have the last name Da Silva and as for the examples you used to prove your point it doesn't work either, my mom's maiden name who is 100% portuguese was De Jesus.

    I don't know if you have some fetish with Brazlain hockey players but there's as good of a chance that Dan Da Silva is Portuguese.

    Why do you think I checked what this theard was about in the first place, normally if I see a theard titled with a player I've never heard of before I just wouldn't open it up. But when I saw the name da Silva, I figured it was some portuguese hockey player and wanted to see if he was any good. Just like when you first saw the name da Silva you figured it was Brazlain but there's quite of good number of Portuguese born/descent people with that last name as well.
     
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    I can also confirm that Da Silva can be a Portugese last name as well. I have a friend here who has the last name and is not Brazilian but Portugese.
     
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    I´m not arguing here I was just explaining, and I don´t have fetiche with other men ;) and de Jesus was a bad example.
    For now I know what I wanted to know, he is protuguese and/or brazilian descedent ;) and won´t play in the NHL
     
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    If Richie Regier plays will he be the first Indonesian (yeah, I know because of missionaries but still) player ever?
     
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