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#21 arag

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:44 AM

Vanbiesbrouk is more of Dutch than Italian.

He is listed in wiki under hockey players with Italian roots

Vanbiesbrouk is more of Dutch than Italian.

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Vanbiesbrouck was born in Detroit, Michigan to a Belgian immigrant bricklayer, Robert Vanbiesbrouck, and an Italian immigrant Sara.[1][2] He grew-up with two brothers; the oldest, Frank, who was also a goaltender in youth hockey. He inspired Vanbiesbrouck to play goaltender.[1] John later noted that he learned more about goaltending just from watching Frank than any coaching could, adding that no one ever helped him more to become the player he was.[3]

Is Bertuzzi Italian?


Bertuzzi was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. His father, Albert Bertuzzi, is an Italian-Canadian who worked as a miner and in the window-washing business. When Bertuzzi was a teenager, Albert survived a near-fatal car accident in which he was thrown from the vehicle through the windshield. His father has stated that he was proud of his own local reputation as a "dirty player" and referred to it as a "Bertuzzi trait".[1] He has said that Bertuzzi takes after him in regards to his toughness and aggression. Bertuzzi's great-uncle, Larry Bertuzzi, is a Toronto-based lawyer who has done arbitration work for the NHL.[4]

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:46 AM

Bertuzzi was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. His father, Albert Bertuzzi, is an Italian-Canadian who worked as a miner and in the window-washing business. When Bertuzzi was a teenager, Albert survived a near-fatal car accident in which he was thrown from the vehicle through the windshield. His father has stated that he was proud of his own local reputation as a "dirty player" and referred to it as a "Bertuzzi trait".[1] He has said that Bertuzzi takes after him in regards to his toughness and aggression. Bertuzzi's great-uncle, Larry Bertuzzi, is a Toronto-based lawyer who has done arbitration work for the NHL.[4]

I think you have to go pretty far back in Bertuzzi's family tree before you find someone that was actually born in Italy. I have read that he does have Italian heritage, but he's unsure of the specifics. I do know that the only time he's ever been to Italy was for the 2006 Olympics.

I wonder how many of the other "Italian" players in the NHL have actually been to Italy.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:51 AM

No love for Ray Ferraro?
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:46 PM

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As for All Croatian NHL team,not much,but with some former Red Wings included:

Joseph Cattarinich

Frank Mahovlich

Mark Pavelich

Marty Pavelich

Joe Sakic

M.A.Vlasic

Victor Oreskovich

Mark Dekanich

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:07 PM

Vanbiesbrouck was born in Detroit, Michigan to a Belgian immigrant bricklayer, Robert Vanbiesbrouck, and an Italian immigrant Sara.[1][2] He grew-up with two brothers; the oldest, Frank, who was also a goaltender in youth hockey. He inspired Vanbiesbrouck to play goaltender.[1] John later noted that he learned more about goaltending just from watching Frank than any coaching could, adding that no one ever helped him more to become the player he was.[3]

that definitely makes him more Italian than Dutch to me, considering the fact that Belgians and Dutch are two different (and veeery distinct) nations ;)

and if his dad was of Belgian descent, than Vanbiesbrouck could even be original (Flemish) surname...

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

that definitely makes him more Italian than Dutch to me, considering the fact that Belgians and Dutch are two different (and veeery distinct) nations ;)

and if his dad was of Belgian descent, than Vanbiesbrouck could even be original (Flemish) surname...


Wiki has listed him as an Hockey player withbitalian descend.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

Posted Image

;)

As for All Croatian NHL team,not much,but with some former Red Wings included:

Joseph Cattarinich

Frank Mahovlich

Mark Pavelich

Marty Pavelich

Joe Sakic

M.A.Vlasic

Victor Oreskovich

Mark Dekanich


Very good but not enough active players to make a team.
Ian glad you guys are having fun with the names. -iam.

No love for Ray Ferraro?

I have used all active players.
Ferraro was defenetley a pretty good player.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:06 PM

Dino Ciccarelli and Mark Recchi should also be in here somewhere

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:12 PM

Bertuzzi was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. His father, Albert Bertuzzi, is an Italian-Canadian who worked as a miner and in the window-washing business. When Bertuzzi was a teenager, Albert survived a near-fatal car accident in which he was thrown from the vehicle through the windshield. His father has stated that he was proud of his own local reputation as a "dirty player" and referred to it as a "Bertuzzi trait".[1] He has said that Bertuzzi takes after him in regards to his toughness and aggression. Bertuzzi's great-uncle, Larry Bertuzzi, is a Toronto-based lawyer who has done arbitration work for the NHL.[4]


Bertuzzi is definitely of Italian descent. I made the trip to Italy this year to see where my family came from in Cavasso Nuovo in the province of Friuli in Northern Italy and I was surprised to see a great many Bertuzzi's in this small village... so I think Bert may be Friulan!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

Bertuzzi is definitely of Italian descent. I made the trip to Italy this year to see where my family came from in Cavasso Nuovo in the province of Friuli in Northern Italy and I was surprised to see a great many Bertuzzi's in this small village... so I think Bert may be Friulan!


There are several notable people with the surname Bertuzzi:
Irnerio Bertuzzi (1919–1962), Italian airplane pilot
Todd Bertuzzi (born 1975), Canadian hockey player
Gian Ortensio Bertuzzi, Italian Mannerist painter
Maria Teresa Bertuzzi, Italian mayor of Coppara[citation needed]
Nicola Bertuzzi, Italian Rococo painter
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Dino Ciccarelli and Mark Recchi should also be in here somewhere


Two excellent players. However I have made the team from active NHL players.

Edited by arag, 15 February 2012 - 08:28 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

What about my boy Enrico Ciccone?

Or how about Gino Odjick? Don't remember if he was French or Italian. Gino is an Italian name.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:15 PM

What about my boy Enrico Ciccone?

Or how about Gino Odjick? Don't remember if he was French or Italian. Gino is an Italian name.


I have found these on Odjick
Odjick, a full blooded Algonquin Indian who grew up in poverty on the Maniwaki reserve in Quebec, shouldn't have lasted as long as he did in the NHL. But the two were inseparable, and Odjick acted as the link between the team and its distant superstar.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:13 PM

I have found these on Odjick
Odjick, a full blooded Algonquin Indian who grew up in poverty on the Maniwaki reserve in Quebec, shouldn't have lasted as long as he did in the NHL. But the two were inseparable, and Odjick acted as the link between the team and its distant superstar.


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:55 PM

I would add the following to Roster at trade deadliine.

Don Vito Corleone
Clemenza
Barzini
Sollozzo
Luca Brasi
Bruno Tattaglia
This should make it the most fearsom NHL team.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:32 AM

:unsure:

OK

I'm pretty sure it was Gino who was referred to as "The Algonquin Assassin"
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:25 AM

I'm pretty sure it was Gino who was referred to as "The Algonquin Assassin"

Yes he was.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:53 PM

I'm pretty sure it was Gino who was referred to as "The Algonquin Assassin"


I believe was also known as "The Maniwaki Mauler"

What other guy would have two frightening nicknames like these?
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

I believe was also known as "The Maniwaki Mauler"

What other guy would have two frightening nicknames like these?

AKA: Wayne Gino "Chief, The Enforcer" Odjick

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:35 PM

touche!

probably Van Biesbroeck in original version.

add to this: Van Massenho(e)ven, Van|der|Meer, Versteeg, Bouwmeester and.... Yzerman (modern version: IJzerman, iron-man :D )


Fun - you could put a decent team of Dutch descendants too:

Coach - Dan Bylsma

Forward
Steve Yzerman
Trevor Linden
Kris Versteeg
Eric Staal
Jordan Staal
Pat Verbeek
Joe Nieuwendyk
Derek Boogaard
Troy Brouwer
Paul Ysebaert
Jeff Friesen

Defense
Karl Dykhuis
Greg de Vries
Jay Bouwmeester
Dan Hamhuis
Jim Vandermeer
Marc Staal
Jeff Beukeboom

Goalie
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:39 AM

Fun - you could put a decent team of Dutch descendants too:

Coach - Dan Bylsma

Forward
Steve Yzerman
Trevor Linden
Kris Versteeg
Eric Staal
Jordan Staal
Pat Verbeek
Joe Nieuwendyk
Derek Boogaard
Troy Brouwer
Paul Ysebaert
Jeff Friesen

Defense
Karl Dykhuis
Greg de Vries
Jay Bouwmeester
Dan Hamhuis
Jim Vandermeer
Marc Staal
Jeff Beukeboom

Goalie
?


Ken Holland was a goalie.





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