The Attic - (Old Timer)Member since January 2, 2012
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- Comment on Gorges signs six-year contract (2012-01-02 11:23:20)
If you look at the composition of recent Stanley Cup winners (eg. Boston, Chicago), the backbone of their teams have been gritty North American players like Gorges. Why? Because they grow up with the Stanley Cup as the Holy Grail, its achievement the raison d'etre of their existence. Unfortunately, experience has shown that European players with some exceptions like Chara of the Bruins give equal weight to Olympic Gold medals, World Championships, etc. Don't want to sound like Don Cherry but if the template for success is signing players like Gorges, Subban and Price, then let's hope this is the first step in bringing the Stanley Cup back where it belongs. Difficult to say this but "well done, Mr. Gauthier".