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Team Canada Against Team Russia In Primetime

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

Saturday night.

Hockey Night in Canada.

Canada-Russia.

On home soil.

In front of a raucous red-and-white clad capacity crowd at the Air Canada Centre and a national television audience watching at home from coast to coast.

Yes, we know there are cynics out there who feel the 2016 World Cup of Hockey is nothing more than a lucrative cash grab for the National Hockey League and the NHLPA. If you are in line with this way of thinking, you certainly are entitled to your opinion.

Having said that, if you are a hockey fan and can’t get cranked up for the on-ice theatre that is set to take place in downtown Toronto on Saturday when these two long-time foes clash in a one-game, winner-take-all semifinal, well, you don’t have a pulse.

Don’t take our word for it. Just ask Team Canada’s Corey Perry.

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Hootinani's avatar

I both think it’s a silly cash grab that will damage the regular season, and I am excited to watch high end hockey tonight.  Its complicated.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 09/24/16 at 09:38 AM ET

shazam88's avatar

I both think it’s a silly cash grab that will damage the regular season, and I am excited to watch high end hockey tonight.  Its complicated.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 09/24/16 at 09:38 AM E

Hear hear!

“It’s complicated” as well as “it depends” are the best responses to virtually all the foolish questions and false dichotomies I run into on a daily basis.

And go Canada!

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 09/24/16 at 01:40 PM ET

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It certainly can have the effect of making the beginning of the NHL season a lot less interesting.

It IS a cash grab, not doubt about that. Then again, this is a business so it is ALL a cash grab. That doesn’t mean it can’t be fun to watch. It’s been a mixed bag so far for me. I’m hoping the level of competition ramps up over the next few games.

Posted by evileye on 09/24/16 at 06:30 PM ET

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