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02-18-2007, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by gscarpenter2002 View Post

This is the point: that was NOT A SIZZLE. One writer from SI flopped the meat into the pan. It didn't sizzle because the heat was not turned on. No one paid attention, because there was in fact nothing there to pay attention to. The only ones that paid attention were a few Canadian hockey fans. As we know as Canadians, we are so desperate for US approval that a few of the more desperate latched onto it as proof that Americans really, really liked us.

It was a one week thing in SI that was based on nothing tangible, and the non-reaction showed that to be the case. It was not even really a hockey story, for Chr*** sakes.
Yes we know what the article stated on the inside. However the main point here is when the most influential sports publication in the US had a cover that was worded like that, which in turn caused people to talk about the NHL.

I don't know what the reaction was to this cover in Canada nor do I care. The fact of the matter is the cover made the NHL into a topic of discussion in the US for people who normally wouldn't give the NHL the time of day.

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