Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/02/05 at 08:04 AM ET
In the Hockey Hall of Fame's Great Hall, Joe Buxton of Belleville, Ontario, squinted at the Stanley Cup. Nearby, a young Hall employee watched closely. If asked, he would have stepped behind the Polaroid camera to snap a picture of Buxton with the trophy for $10. If Buxton attempted to imitate Ray Bourque and triumphantly lift the Cup, the employee likely would have turned as combative as any NHL enforcer. Visits to Toronto, Tampa and Los Angeles during the NHL exhibition season produce glimpses of North American passion for the sport. After more than a year of NHL darkness, this much we know: Reconciliation and reconnection with fans such as Joe Buxton are the goals.
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