Originally Posted by keantona
I wouldn't think about trading Davis for Thompson either. But I do think that it would be a very good thing for Canada's team to finally get some Canadians on it. Even if the things believed the world over about players playing for their local teams- that they play harder and have a greater connection with their fans- aren't true, it would at the very least be a good thing for marketing. I hope we can get Cory Joseph, and I'd like Thompson as well if we weren't already set at the position.
This is the same thinking that made Jay our coach. No thanks. I don't want player decisions to be based on marketing potential and appealing to misguided Canadian patriotism. I want them to be based on the best possible player available. That largely rules out Canadians unfortunately at this stage in the game.