Guest Blog Entry

Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

I can't belive all the changes already made in the rosters. Chris Pronger I hate you for leaving the Oilers. But is that a big problem now? Are many top Canadian players having American wives who force them from sticking to Canadian teams? In recent moves I found out that both goalie Roberto Luongo & defenceman Ed Jovanovski have Florida women as wives (although Luongo moved to Vancouver) and now Pronger. Is that's what keeping some hi-profile Canadian players from joining Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver & Montreal? A shame.

      Roshan

Luckily for all of us, I've come up with a brilliant solution. Along with teaching our young hockey players the fundamentals of skating, passing, checking and shooting, we'll strongly encourage them to marry young. If our talented young hockey players marry at the age of eighteen, nineteen or twenty, it's highly likely they'll be marrying a Canadian girl. You see, our players usually play in Canada until drafted by an American team. Then, they move south and it becomes likely they'll meet and marry a local girl. If our players are married before they move to play in America, they'll seek to return home when they become a free agent.

It's worth noting that a number of players have recently publicized their desire to play in Toronto. Carter said it, Roberts demands it, Lindros has said it, Allison has said it and, most recently, Mike Peca has said it. As Peca said, "it would be a dream come true".


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