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"The best part about it is to see everyone's reaction (to the cup) regardless of whether they are a hockey fan or not."
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Canadian hockey fans are salivating at the possibility of an all-Canadian match-up in this year's Stanley Cup final. That's a lovely thought which should warm the heart of any true Canadian. And here's why it isn't going to happen.
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Scores of spectators waited hours for Sidney Crosby in the sweltering heat.
Canadian-based teams aren't very good. Despite league-leading attendance and legions of diehard fans, our teams seldom compare favourably with U.S.-based teams. What can we do in the meantime to maintain fan interest in our national game? The answer to our current dilemma: a playoff battle of the also-rans.
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EA Sports says Patrick Kane will not be on the cover of the game or attend any promotional events.
Every winning player gets one day with the Cup, and Andrew Desjardins spent it with the families of the tiniest patients.
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This is what hockey's highest honour looks like in an X-ray machine.
The Blackhawks lifted the Cup at United Center for the first time.
It's hard to watch as year after year Canadian-based teams fall by the wayside. This year is particularly hard to take as undeserving fans in some southern, hockey-less city might end up celebrating the winning of what is supposed to be a Canadian trophy.
Toronto Maple Leafs, how did your confidence dissipate so thoroughly? Is it possible the challenge to the Toronto Maple Leafs does not only start and stop in the dressing room, during practices and throughout a game? Might it be the real trouble emanates from the psyche of the town in which you play and where I live.
There are more Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs than any season since 2004. Will a Canadian NHL team bring the cherished mug home? Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa Se...
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The Dash 8 airline crew said they weren't sure if the plane could fit the nearly two-metre-tall case holding the cup, so naturally, the fans stepped in.
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Ah hockey, Canada's pastime and definitely the predominant religion of Edmontonians. The City Of Champions is still reveling from the high of Canada's gold medal win at the World Juniors, and is always up for some hockey talk. Whether you're watching a game live, at a bar, or getting your own game on, the YEG has plenty of places to play, watch and cheers to our favourite sport.
I'm 42 now, with two kids. One of them is almost taller than me. Time is running out here. So, Canucks? Just one Cup victory in my lifetime would be great.
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Bergeron playing with a punctured lung, Hossa's wonky back, or Campbell finishing his shift on a broken leg -- none of it was anything special to watch for me as a former hockey player. That is just what hockey players do because we love the game and more importantly we love to compete.
I bet there are a lot of frustrated teachers out there that can't wait for the school year to end, as they have to deal with a lot of tired and grumpy little hockey fans coming into school the next day after staying up watching these two great teams compete well into the early morning.
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---------------------------------------- Think of that much-overused (and sometimes incorrect) line, "It's not personal. It's business." Well, the Edmonton Oilers could learn a lot from it. Both Alber...
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Of all four NHL lockouts in the past 21 years, this one seems the laziest. This just seems like it's been a long summer and your kid doesn't want to wake up before 8 a.m. for the first time in two months. This lockout is the snooze button on a season that was coming too fast, especially since it's clear negotiations didn't "start" until the 11th hour, or not at all.
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