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03-18-2004, 05:10 PM
Darth Vitale
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I for one would love to see a Final between Vancouver and any of the three EC Canadian teams that are headed for the post-season. All three mathups would make for an exciting brand of hockey IMO, and the fans would be absolutely gonzo every game. Would make for excellent post-season drama, as they say.

As far as American perceptions, I don't think the "general" perception could possibly be any worse than it is right now, and what's more, 90% of American sports fans will be watching the NBA playoffs anyway. By June more people will be watching baseball than the Stanley Cup Playoffs...

... so no. I don't think an All Canadian final would make a difference south of the border, other than the ratings in the market(s) that would've otherwise been involved in the Final would suffer.

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