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Postby Amazinz » Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:57 pm

Since World Cups seem to be a hot topic I figured I'd bring up the WCOH. Who's looking forward to it? CAN vs. USA on Aug. 31. They're showing it on ESPN2.

How many times do you think Hull is going to score on Team Canada? :-D
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Postby Rirruto » Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:29 pm

What's his deal, is he American or is he Canadian? His bio says he was born in Ontario but I've seen him play on Team USA
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Postby Mookie4ever » Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:59 pm

Hull is a traitor. He is a Canadian and he tried out for the Canadian team in 1987 but wasn't good enough to make the team so he went to the US team.

btw - we have a hockey forum and we've been discussing this for a while, come join us down there. ;-D

Here is the link to the Hull is a traitor thread.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:13 pm

Just to be fair: Hull's dad is American and his mom is Canadian. He's had dual-citizenship since birth. Team Canada turned him away and I think they get pissed because he won't come back to them. I don't totally understand it but I think calling him a traitor is a bit harsh. :-)
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Postby Mookie4ever » Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:54 pm

Amazinz wrote:Just to be fair: Hull's dad is American and his mom is Canadian. He's had dual-citizenship since birth. Team Canada turned him away and I think they get pissed because he won't come back to them. I don't totally understand it but I think calling him a traitor is a bit harsh. :-)


Hmmm...The Golden Jet was born in Pointe Anne, Ontario and grew up in Belleville just outside of Toronto. He is a Canadian farm boy.

He did get US citizenship after playing 13 years with the Blackhawks (as do all Canadian athletes playing in the US for tax purposes) and maintains dual citizenship, but the Jet is and has always been Canadian through and through.
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Postby ensanimal » Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:17 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Just to be fair: Hull's dad is American and his mom is Canadian. He's had dual-citizenship since birth. Team Canada turned him away and I think they get pissed because he won't come back to them. I don't totally understand it but I think calling him a traitor is a bit harsh. :-)


Hmmm...The Golden Jet was born in Pointe Anne, Ontario and grew up in Belleville just outside of Toronto. He is a Canadian farm boy.

He did get US citizenship after playing 13 years with the Blackhawks (as do all Canadian athletes playing in the US for tax purposes) and maintains dual citizenship, but the Jet is and has always been Canadian through and through.



just saw that to and was going to say something. and even if mr. hull was and american i would still consider bret hull a traitor. i can't wait to watch the canadian team whip the old us guys around. ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:36 pm

My bad. That's what I had read. :-°

EDIT: Or misread rather...
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:08 pm

What's your beef with Hull??If he wasn't good enough to play for Canada, then I would assume that you would like an inferior player playing for the U.S. :-? Canada turned him away so he went and played for the U.S. What's the big deal??
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Postby Tavish » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:17 pm

If it makes you all feel any better, I consider basically any American who plays hockey to be a traitor. :-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:30 pm

Tavish wrote:If it makes you all feel any better, I consider basically any American who plays hockey to be a traitor. :-D


Maybe a little. :-D Seriously, I could see a gripe if he just blew off Team Canada but they didn't want him and the U.S. was waiting wioth open arms.
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