They Were Born Where?
On the 28-man Los Angeles Kings full roster, there are 17 Canadian-born players, 8 Americans, 1 Slovenian, 1 Russian, and 1 from Brazil (Robyn Regehr).
Chicago’s 27-man roster has 13 Canadians, 5 Americans, 2 Czechs, 2 Slovaks, and 5 Swedes.
Pittsburgh’s 28 players include 15 Canadians, 8 from the U.S., 1 from Finland, 1 Russian, 1 Swede, and 1 Czech, along with 1, Craig Adams, who was born in Seria, Brunei Darussalam, a place that seems to be in Borneo near Malaysia.
Boston’s 32-man roster includes 18 Canadians, 5 Americans, 1 Latvian, 2 Czechs, 2 Swedes, 1 Slovak, 1 German, 1 Finn, and 1 from Kazakhstan.
Of the 115 total players, and keep in mind that many have seen no action in the playoffs, -
63 Canadians, maybe even a few new Habs fans included, came into the world kicking and screaming and looking for the nearest boob.
26 American yankee doodle dandies were born and promptly given a football and basketball.
8 were Swedish-born with beautiful blond nurses probably in the room.
5 came from Czech mates.
3 arrived on the scene from Slovakian maternity wards, which aren’t much different than Czech Republic maternity wards.
2 were delivered in Finland after nine agonizing months spent in and around outdoor saunas.
2 came into the world via Russian hospital rooms and announced to the world via Sputnik. (Just 2 Russians in the final four)
1 Latvian lad came out and was promptly slapped by the doctor and carried home on a reindeer.
1 was born with Brazilian nuts.
1 came from German soil with umbilical cords that reminded observers of delicious Bavarian sausage.
1 was a kuddly Kazakhstanian.
1 was a Slovenian they named Anže.
And 1 was born in Brunei Darussalam, a place you’ve probably never been.