Why could Brady Murray to play of the U.S when he is Canadian ?

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  1. SpezNc2

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    He is born in Canada.
    He dad is maybe going to be Team Canada World Cup head coach...

    It's hard to believe that his son is going to play for the U.S when he is Canadian.

    I know that it's not because his father is going to be Team Canada head Coach that Brady cannot decide to choose the country he want to represent, but it's just weird..

    and more, Murray attented Team Canada summer camp.. Hum....

    Is it because B.Murray was not invited by Team Canada?

    Hum...
     
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    I'm not too sure actually.. interesting side story though: I went to school with Brady in Calgary for 3 or 4 years and actually played hockey with him for a couple of seasons in Peewee. He was always one of the worst cheap shot artists and I was glad I was playing with him and not against him.. :)
     
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    Is he a dual citizen?? He must be if he has the option to play for the US. Is one of his parents american, or was he born in the US, or did he live there for a long period??
     
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    I believe he moved there 5 years ago.. that would probably make him a dual citizen.
     
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    Is this actually the case? I hadn't heard Brady Murray was a candidate to play for the U.S. He's a dual citizen, but I didn't know he was on the radar. He'd look good with Parise though..........
     
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    I saw that on TSN...
     
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    Brady Murray, son of Los Angeles Kings coach Andy Murray, attended the Canadian team's summer development camp, but opted to play for the U.S., which guaranteed him a spot on the roster to be announced on Tuesday . . .
     
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    My understanding is that his intention was to play for Team Canada (thus he went to Can. development camp) but he was not going to make the team so he's opted to play for the Americans. (and I'm sure his linemate Parise nudged him in that direction)
     
  10. KariyaIsGod*

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    It's happened before. Brett Hull is one example. Isn't Deadmarsh Canadian too?
     
  11. Habs4Life

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    Just goes to show how someone from canada can betray their country without flinching (IE: Brett Hull)
     
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    Deadmarsh was born in Canada...maybe he was raised in the U.S :dunno:

    As for Brett Hull, he just dosn`t have the talent to play for the Canadians :joker:
     
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    He wasn't going to play for Canada so is he supposed to sit home twiddling his thumbs? He is eligible to play for The U.S. and he gets to play with his friend and linemate. I would play for Mongolia if I had a chance to play in the World's.
     
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    I think i understand Brady. He's going to play for the better country. Can't blame him for that. :p
     
  15. leafaholix*

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    First... Brett Hull.
    Then... Adam Deadmarsh.
    Now... Brady Murray.

    I pitty 'em.

    By the way, Deadmarsh is Canadian, born in BC, raised in BC, and still lives in BC.

    His mother was American.
     
  16. I don't see this in the same light as the Brett Hull situation. Hull was cut by Team Canada, and Team USA wanted him. I can respect Hull for that.

    Murray on the other hand, was going to be given the same opportunity as the rest of the players at the selection camp to make Team Canada....and he turned his nose up at it. Not only that, Andy Murray was a huge reason why Brady was even invited to the summer camp after playing Jr.A hockey in the BCHL last season...a level lower than everybody else invited.

    Brady owed it to his dad and to Hockey Canada to give his effort to try to make Team Canada. I don't care if he has the technical right to play for the USA....Canada did not turn its back on Murray like they did to Brett Hull. Brady Murray turned his back on Canada.

    I hope Dion Phaneuf puts Murray through the boards this Christmas (cleanly of course ;) ).
     
  17. evman150*

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    I don't know how someone could do that. Even if I was a dual ciizen, I just don't see how it could happen. It seems almost treasonous. (Is that even a word? :P)

    I don't really blame him for doing it. I guess if you can swallow sleeping with the enemy then that's your choice. I sure as hell couldn't do it. Much too proud, I guess.
     
  18. leafaholix*

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    My problem with it is that he's got an advantage over other juniors.

    He had two cracks at playing at the WJC.

    It's going to be hard watching him in the red, white, and blue sweater.
     
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  20. Umm...Brady Murray played for Salmon Arm of the BCHL last season. He wasn't given a chance to make the team last year.
     
  21. If he is a citizen of the country, it can't be treason. The only reason I don't like Murray's decision is because he had every chance to make this team, and he wasn't willing to take it and challenge himself.
     
  22. evman150*

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    Obviously it isn't ACTUALLY treason. I just used the word for lack of a better one.

    I still consider it betraying Canada, though. I have a couple of friends that are dual citizens, it really doesn't mean all that much. Even though they are dual, they are still 100% Canadian. As for the Murray kid, I don't know, but if he has lived here almost all of his life, it does seem a bit....wrong.
     
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    Some of you guys are letting your pride for your country blind your sense of reality.

    I don't see how you can fault a kid for wanting to have an experience of a lifetime. This tournament will be a great experience for him, whether or not he's in the red and white, or the red, white, and blue.

    Don't lay into the kid, that's not fair. He's not a traitor. He's a dual citizen, and has played just as much of his hockey in the States.

    Brady deserves the opportunity to participate in this tournament, and he obviously wants to take part in it, so he took a guaranteed roster spot. Can't fault that.
     
  24. leafaholix*

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    I meant once with Canada and now with the US.
     
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