Saturday, May 03, 2008
So long, and thanks for all the BBQ'd cop cars...
Well, the last Canadian team finally bit it, and I couldn't be happier. The mad cult cheering for the cup to return "home" may never get it, but I'll give it a try: Enduring the relentless hype and bandwagon fandom a Canadian cup run would draw is one thing, but can you imagine if it's one of the other two teams in your own division? Seriously picture that - going into eight games next season hearing "in town to visit the defending Stanley Cup champs / hosting the defending Stanley Cup champs", watching the opening night ceremonies, seeing that banner in the rafters...
Hopefully upon sober reflection, the people wanting to cheer for a Canadian team will come to realize the ongoing World Championship satisfies their needs quite adequately.
As for me, I will continue to cheer for the Cup to wind up in as far away and obscure a market as possible (Dallas works for me) and look to 2008-09. The Northeast division is going to be an interesting race indeed.
Posted by Jay Jardine at 10:03 p.m.