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#1 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:17 PM

Congrats!

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"We're proud to be Americans," Holland said. "We're proud to be living in this country."

Holland's duties Tuesday taking the oath precluded him from doing any office work. But Holland still has two ticklish situations to deal with — the futures of Chris Osgood and Kris Draper.

Holland has put off talking with Osgood until they can meet this weekend in British Columbia. Osgood is flying to British Columbia on Wednesday following a golf vacation in Europe.



Edit: He also states there maybe room for Draper, though he will likely have to fight for it.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:20 PM

I hope Babcock never finds out. You know how much he hates Americans :ph34r:

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:26 PM

I always thought that he was American


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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:39 PM

America, F*ck yea!

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

Oh and please Osgood, you've done enough, call it a career


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Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:04 PM

Stings a little I won't lie Kenny. I get it, and still respect the sh*t out of you, but not in that good ol' Canadian way I used to.
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:27 AM

Does this make things easier with things like taxes or something? I know several Wings players have taken US citizenship - Shanahan and Holmstrom spring to mind. I can understand for someone like Homer who spends 80% of his life here for 15-20 years, is bringing up kids etc and how it must make things a lot easier, but what are the benefits for Canadians?

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:11 AM

Does this make things easier with things like taxes or something? I know several Wings players have taken US citizenship - Shanahan and Holmstrom spring to mind. I can understand for someone like Homer who spends 80% of his life here for 15-20 years, is bringing up kids etc and how it must make things a lot easier, but what are the benefits for Canadians?

You can vote and you have the legal protections abroad of the US Consulate.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:17 AM

It likely makes things easier for his child too. Jobs and colleges may be harder to get into as a resident alien.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:30 AM

It's more for family and also having civil liberties like getting to vote and whatnot


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:38 AM

Stings a little I won't lie Kenny. I get it, and still respect the sh*t out of you, but not in that good ol' Canadian way I used to.


I'm really not sure why you're acting like part of Holland's ceremony involved burning a Canadian flag.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:53 AM

I'm really not sure why you're acting like part of Holland's ceremony involved burning a Canadian flag.


Maybe not that far but if memory serves, when you take the US oath you must renounce your former country's citizenship. I am not sure Canada recognizes this renunciation. Some countries, like Poland IIRC, don't recognize it and require a person to travel to that country under the original passport.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:42 AM

It's more for family and also having civil liberties like getting to vote and whatnot



He's said he's always wanted to be part of a jury in Michigan.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:50 AM

I'm really not sure why you're acting like part of Holland's ceremony involved burning a Canadian flag.


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:02 AM

Maybe not that far but if memory serves, when you take the US oath you must renounce your former country's citizenship. I am not sure Canada recognizes this renunciation. Some countries, like Poland IIRC, don't recognize it and require a person to travel to that country under the original passport.


Nope, you can have dual.

Holland will still be Canadian, too, with dual citizenship


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:53 AM

Bet some LGW folks were threatening to call INS if he didn't land a big name FA this summer, therefore he was forced into becoming a citizen.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:35 PM

Holland will still be Canadian, too, with dual citizenship


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:56 PM

Congrats, Kenny, on becoming a citizen of the Master Country.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:11 PM

Maybe not that far but if memory serves, when you take the US oath you must renounce your former country's citizenship. I am not sure Canada recognizes this renunciation. Some countries, like Poland IIRC, don't recognize it and require a person to travel to that country under the original passport.


Some countries you can have dual citizenship. I'm pretty sure Poland does, or at least did for a promotional period back around 2008 or so when they were trying to lure people with Polish ancestry back.
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