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.






2 thoughts on “They Were Born Where?”

  1. There was a time the Canadian player ratio to the American was lopsided…not anymore. Give it a few years and sadly they will be at par with us. I’ll have a heart attack.

    Jagr just doesn’t do it for me at all in the looks department. Tons of freakish hair face, long outdated curls, he’s so hairy he looks like a bear. And he’s wearing his socks all wrong.

  2. Good one Marjo. Yes, Jagr is outdated in many ways. Remember the mullet he used to have when he was younger? I think a few Habs fans were hoping we’d get Jagr as a free agent, but I wasn’t. He’s not close to the player he was. He’s more than 40, I think. Maybe when he retires he’ll get work as a lumberjack!

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