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by Paul on 08/03/12 at 03:37 PM ET
Cassie McClellan of SBNation Seattle with an article geared to those in Seattle who may not know much about the NHL.
She does a very good job and included this…
Canada has seven NHL teams: Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton, of course, but also the Winnipeg Jets, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Ottawa Senators, and the Montreal Canadiens. For an American sports fan who’s not necessarily into the NHL, while we’re all aware of Canada being north of the United States, but it may take some getting used to to more than one Canadian-based team being a part of the league. And if you’re an NFL fan only that’s casually interested in hockey, then mentally including Canada into your sphere of serious athletic interests may require a bit of doing….
You’ll see this a lot in the NHL. There’s a great deal of Canadian teams versus everyone else. Canada believes that they’re the originators of hockey, so Canadian-based teams have a lot of say in what goes on in the NHL. Even if at times they feel as if they don’t.
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