Back in our 2003 SCF run, the Ducks played a multinational lineup featuring 11 players from 7 countries outside Canada:
- Czech Rep.—Sykora
- Russia—Chistov, Vishnevski
- Sweden—Pahlsson, Kjellberg, Havelid
- United States—Carney, Sauer
- Russia—Chistov, Vishnevski, Bryzgalov
Now I’m not sure how much of this new distribution really is part of Burke’s master plan (his Vancouver team had some Swedish flair to it) or just a reflection of who was available, but off the top of my head, will there be another NHL team this year with such a Canada-heavy workforce?
And is there such a thing as being ‘too Canadian’ in this import-rich NHL?