You know, we take hockey PRETTY seriously here in the Great White North.
Hockey is not just our national sport, it's also our STATE RELIGION.
And we know we're NOT alone in our devotion.
Nobody is REALLY a tough guy in Canada unless he plays hockey.
Hockey is a part of all our lives from childhood on up, whether we are players OR viewers.
Even SUMMER doesn't put a damper on our enthusiasm.
That's why Canadians have their PRIORITIES straight.
So, when NOT ONE SINGLE CANADIAN TEAM makes it to the NHL playoffs, this is how all of Canada feels --
It's like taking a goddamn PUCK TO THE FACE. (Great Halloween costume, eh?)
Of course, we will survive this blow. And yes, we'll settle for watching AMERICAN teams vie for the Stanley Cup, secure in knowing that MANY of their top players are Canadians. It's just NOT the same though, no matter what anyone says. *SOB*
NEXT year, the Stanley Cup will come home to Canada again!
And not just to Canada, but to EDMONTON!
(Well, if you're gonna dream, dream BIG!)