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Old 04-26-2011, 09:25 AM   #25
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Default Re: Tristan Thompson declares for the draft

Originally Posted by keantona
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.

Nope - disagree... tho we may choose to disagree.

File under other myths like :

Blue Jays - Paul Quantrel among other Canadian prospects
Maple Leafs - Eric Lindros among other Toronto prospects.

In fact I might argue that teams/fans get "bigger marketing kick" form the pure speculation that:

Blue Jays would have traded for Larry Walker (never did)
Maple Leafs would take a run at signing x local Toronto boy - history is full of these.

The best Marketing promotion is to win games regardless of nationality of player !

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