RDS did a poll of Quebecers playing in the NHL, and came up with the best local product in the league, along with a ‘Équipe Québec’. Patrice Bergeron edges out Martin St-Louis for the title.
Don’t know what brought this on, although this was a popular exercise in the seventies, probably due to the political situation back then.
Anyway, this isn’t a very strong team at all. Alex Burrows, Alex Tanguay, Mike Ribeiro, Antoine Vermette. Jason Pominville on the first line. Marco Scandella on the blue line. I note Vincent Lecavalier didn’t receive one vote.
How far Québec hockey has fallen. Back in the seventies, you had Gilbert Perreault and his French Connection linemates, Guy Lafleur, Marcel Dionne, Pierre Larouche, all superstar scorers at forward. Two thirds of the Big Three with Serge Savard and Guy Lapointe on defence, with maybe Carol Vadnais on the blue line. Find a loophole to get Denis Potvin on there maybe? Rogatien Vachon and Bernard Parent in goal. Now that was a decent team.
Used to be les Québécois were battling for scoring titles, now we have a great two-way second-line centre as the best we can offer.