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Anyone else think the Canada vs. USA Stanley Cup media spin is stupid?

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05-29-2004, 09:04 PM
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Bottom line, screw Calgary. They're not my Canadian team, and I'd rather castrate myself with a rusty knife than support them. If I want to cheer for Canadians, I'll cheer for the Lightning, who have more Canadian players on their team.

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05-30-2004, 12:12 AM
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Bottom line, screw Calgary. They're not my Canadian team, and I'd rather castrate myself with a rusty knife than support them. If I want to cheer for Canadians, I'll cheer for the Lightning, who have more Canadian players on their team.
A toast to that...

I cheer for players, not cities...my own is an exception.

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05-30-2004, 12:16 AM
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Yes, so? And then Lord Stanley packed his bags and left for his home England within a year after the donation, never to actually see a championship game or see his cup presented to such champion. Incidentally, Alberta was not even a part of Canada until 1905 - 13 years after the donation. Did Lord Stanley envisage that Alberta would become a part of the Dominion and thus eligible for the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, as it was known then?
As a point of reference, Alberta was not a province when the Cup was presented. It was a part of the Northwest Territories, which was a part of Canada.

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Given Thorne's known and continued difficulties with team rosters, I don't think we can count on Gary to keep the countries straight for the entire series...
Just wait for the World cup...

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Bottom line, screw Calgary. They're not my Canadian team, and I'd rather castrate myself with a rusty knife than support them. If I want to cheer for Canadians, I'll cheer for the Lightning, who have more Canadian players on their team.
Go Calgary! I don't care if some sick individual does the "rusty knife thing" if Calgary wins. I'm going for Calgary!

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Isn't it kinda funny that the one person to be pushing this idea more than anyone else is Martin?

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If it's US vs Canada, does that mean that Conroy doesn't get the Cup, even if Calgary wins.

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If it's US vs Canada, does that mean that Conroy doesn't get the Cup, even if Calgary wins.
Yep. Poor guy...

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05-30-2004, 01:32 PM
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I think the whole canada vs us thing is stupid also. it's a good series between the 2 best teams.

I'm cheering for the flames but as an oilers fan I'd never go out a buy flames merchandise whatever oilers fans are doing that are traitors imo

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If it's US vs Canada, does that mean that Conroy doesn't get the Cup, even if Calgary wins.

clark and leopold are out of luck, too :lol

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Is it pushed heavily in the Canadian media? It seems ESPN/ABC is only grudgingly mentioning that the cities happen to be in two different countries. The only nationalistic spin I can remember is comments about "All of Canada" backing the Flames now, etc.

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Is it pushed heavily in the Canadian media? It seems ESPN/ABC is only grudgingly mentioning that the cities happen to be in two different countries. The only nationalistic spin I can remember is comments about "All of Canada" backing the Flames now, etc.
I'm not sure how heavily it's being pushed in the Canadian media but from the way it sounds, pretty freakin heavy! Add Canada's favorite pasttime along with some good 'ol anti-American sentiment and you've got yourself a bonfire of Calgary support. I have to agree about ESPN/ABC not sounding too enthused when they mention the two countries. It sounds like they are reading a card for a commercial. They read the spiel real quick and then you hear no more. Which I'm glad because I don't want to hear any of that crap! My guess is it's not working in the states because hockey is not near as popular here and in general most Americans don't have any problems with Canada. I wish I could say the latter was the same the other way around.

Oh well, since I started this thread it seems like most people on HF regardless of nationality agree it;s stupid so that makes me happy!

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05-31-2004, 03:44 PM
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Is it pushed heavily in the Canadian media? It seems ESPN/ABC is only grudgingly mentioning that the cities happen to be in two different countries. The only nationalistic spin I can remember is comments about "All of Canada" backing the Flames now, etc.
"Canada vs USA" is not being pushed at all.

The Flames being "Canada's Team" is being heavily pushed, however.

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05-31-2004, 03:51 PM
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I dont think its stupid at all. Canadian team vs American team. It just makes it that much more exciting, plus i love rubbing it into the us peoples faces!

I know i know, both teams are full of Canadian and American players, but so what, they still to me represent their countries, because their majority of fans are from the Country they reside in. So.......

Go flames Go or should i say Go Canada Go.

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