While unveiling his party's platform on Nov. 30, in advance of the Jan. 23 parliamentary elections, Gilles Duceppe, leader of the separatist Bloc Quebecois party, said the province should field its own team in most international hockey events, naming Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo and Jos� Th�odore as Quebec-born goalies who could be the team's foundation. An intrigued Canadian Press responded by selecting an all- Quebec team and one for the rest of Canada, making position-by-position comparisons. ( Canada got the edge.)
Duceppe's idea violates International Ice Hockey Federation by-laws, but he is undaunted. After running through his list of goalies, he quipped, "Tomorrow I'll give you the defense."
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