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It's been a long time since a Canadian team hoisted the Cup

May 28, 2019

 

1993. Bill Clintons first full year in office. Drew Bledsoe was drafted by the Pats #1 overall. 

You could grab a Sony Walkman for just $29.98. And the Montreal Canadians won the Stanley Cup.

It’s hard to believe, but they were the last team from north of the border to do so.

 

26 years ago. More than a quarter century!

 

Can you imagine if Canada took over the NFL and no American team had hoisted the Lombardi trophy since Jurassic Park was released? We’d lose our collective sports minds.

 

Some Americans were traumatized when the Blue Jays won back to back World Series in 1992 and 1993. 

 

Perhaps this is America’s revenge. Canada took the trophy of our past time. Now you shall suffer for at least 26 long, cold Canadian winters with no Cup winners.

 

1993. Holy! Eight members of this years Boston Bruins team were not even born yet. There was no internet to even look up the following fact:

 

Only 5 Canadian teams have even played for the cup in those 26 years. Ouch.

 

Meanwhile teams from places like Tampa Bay, Carolina and Anaheim have won the Cup and 

squads from hockey hotbeds like San Jose, Nashville and the Vegas have at least made the Final.

 

Vancouver lost to the Bruins in 2011. They are the last franchise from the land of ice, snow and Molson to even make the championship round.

 

And most of America doesn’t even care about the NHL. That must eat you Canadians up inside eh?

 

America is like the bully who stormed the playground, stole the little kids ball, then kicked it onto the school roof just to be mean.

 

Well, your Raptors did make the NBA Finals for the first time. But I am sure folks in Toronto would much rather have the Maple Leafs not lose to Boston every year. 

 

Maybe it’s the Raptors fault that hockey is dead in Canada? After all they came into the league in 1994, the year after Canadian teams stopped playing for titles. I could run this in all day, but I think I’ll go watch Jurassic Park. That movie is still good, unlike the hockey teams from Canada.

 

jeff@sportschowdah.com

 

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