US hockey benefiting from former european NHLers sons now to

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  1. bonefizzle

    bonefizzle Registered User

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    Yan Stastny, the son of Quebec Nordiques legend Peter Stastny,Stastny was born in Quebec City and lived here until the age of seven.

    I think this is a constant theme that will contribute to the US being a hockey powerhouse in the future. So many NHL players who are from canada have sons that were born in the US playing for them. Now they get another one, only weird thing was his father wasn't born in canada but yan in fact was... I guess he grew up in the US hockey system though.

    What makes it more interesting is the fact that all these players are pretty much the top players on there US team when they play at there age. More apparent with the world juniors
     
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    It makes me sad. I really wish some of these great Canadian players would raise their kids in Canada. I know a few European hockey players insist on their kids returning to their native country for school and such, and this often results in early retirements or threats of early retirement...Basically I just want some of the Canadian talent to remain Canadian.

    On the flipside, having a ton of NHL teams in America seems to really help the talent base. Good for them. Hopefully with more of these 'Great' names more fans will be attracted to the game, which can only further benefit hockey.
     
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    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    Chris Borque's another quality example. I don't think it's a bad thing. Canada will always have enough good hockey players to go around.
     
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    ummm....Peter Stastny wasn't a Canadian. He was Czechoslovakian(modern day slovakia)

    Yan(and his younger brother) spent most of their lives in St Louis.

    You're really grasping, here. I know that you think there's something in Canadian blood that makes you a better hockey nation, but that definitely can't be said of the Stastny's, Bourques, Parises. These kids grew up in the USA. My grandmother was born in England, grew up in Montreal...but my dad doesn't consider himself Canadian or English. He's American, just as any second generationer in this country(there are tons of them, be it Canadian, Hispanic or Asian) considers themself an American.
     
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    RangerBoy TRUST THE PROCESS

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    You mean Niklas Lidstrom who talked about how badly he wanted to have his sons grow up in Sweden and then signed a contract to remain in North America for $10 million per

    Do you want the wife to give birth in Canada? ;)
     
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    arrbez bad chi

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    yeah, kinda...lol

    the lidstrom gene would be a welcome addition to any country's hockey program ;)
     
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    i never said peter was!!
     
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    i know they grew up in the US but the point being made is that the US is the only nation in the world that benefits from NHL players living in the US and therefor having kids in the US.
     
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    Canada also does, and lots of Euro nations benefit similarly from their hockey leagues. For instance, Vanek on Team Australia (even though his dad was a soccer, not hockey, player... but I think you get the point).

    Besides, you say it like it is a bad thing. This is what America is supposed to be all about... the Great Melting Pot.

    Also, I agree with the previous point that if your parents grew up in Canada and you grew up in America you are American and vice versa. This isn't a matter of blood but nationality, unlike being Irish, Italian, etc in terms of race.
     
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    Vanek of AustraLIA?

    :biglaugh:

    I know its a typo but funny nonetheless.
     
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    They could use him.
     
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    I'm sure that less than 5% of sons of NHL players will become NHL players themselves. So who cares?
     
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