Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/02/06 at 08:19 AM ET
Tradition is on Canada’s side. Since the inception of the NHL, the Stanley Cup has been awarded 112 times. A Canadian Captain has been the recipient of Lord Stanley on each occasion, except in 1999, when the Cup was presented to American Derian Hatcher of the Dallas Stars. Moreover, a Canadian has received the Conn Smythe playoff MVP trophy 38 out of 40 times. In addition, only one non-Canadian head coach, Tampa Bay’s John Tortorella (in 2004) has ever led his team to a Stanley Cup. This dominance is unparalleled in any multi-national sporting event. ...Yes, hockey has made huge strides on the international scene, but Canadians still make up the majority of world class players. In the NHL, there are more Canadian players than all the other countries combined.more
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