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Where Does Hockey Stand

from Carter Gaddis of the Tampa Tribune,

Year Three, A.L. (After Lockout) is dawning. Training camps are upon us.

The National Hockey League is about to begin its annual search for identity south of the 49th parallel. For every plus, there is a minus. For every slap, a shot.

In Canada, where folks are taught from birth the sanctity of the blue line and they know without being told that Don Cherry is not a flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, there is no debate.

Hockey is king. End of discussion.

In the U.S., the debate rages. Well, perhaps not rages. Stirs with quiet desperation among those who care, maybe.

There is no escaping the debate, though, not after pro hockey shared a spot with men’s golf in the most recent annual Harris Poll to determine the favorite sport of Americans.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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