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 !