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Old 02-03-2019, 05:41 PM
 
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I just can't get a good feel for the Calgary Flames. Or Leafs,

IMO, its Winnipeg Jets or bust for Canada. That team is stacked.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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Calgary might have had it won in 2004. Who knows if that puck crosses the line or not. The main reason was basically from 1994-2005 the league financial structure made it so hard for most Canadian markets to be able to keep up with costs of operation. If we don’t see one win it in the next 5 years I’ll be surprised
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:42 AM
 
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Few Stanley Cups? The Montreal Canadiens have 24 Stanley Cups, that is not a few
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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Few Stanley Cups? The Montreal Canadiens have 24 Stanley Cups, that is not a few
Those were many years ago.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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Given how popular hockey is in Canada it seems strange that no Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup since 1993. Is the some reason, like currency difference that explains this?
That could change this year. They have some pretty strong contenders out there at the moment, especially in the West. It's very possible this could be the year, and I know they will go absolutely crazy up there about that.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:23 PM
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There have been Canadian teams that have made finals

Vancouver (2x), Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa ... just can’t finish in Finals.

Although Toronto has a good team now and are contenders ..we will see what happens
This is correct. For all the "Bettman hates Canada and controls who wins the Cup!" conspiracy theorists out there, it isn't his fault that Calgary in 2004, Vancouver in 1994 and 2011, and Edmonton in 2006 couldn't win their game 7s.

Winnipeg and Toronto are looking like strong contenders, Calgary is trending in that direction too.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:30 PM
 
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This is correct. For all the "Bettman hates Canada and controls who wins the Cup!" conspiracy theorists out there, it isn't his fault that Calgary in 2004, Vancouver in 1994 and 2011, and Edmonton in 2006 couldn't win their game 7s.

Winnipeg and Toronto are looking like strong contenders, Calgary is trending in that direction too.
Toronto (as usual) just needs a solid number 1 goalie.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:08 AM
 
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Hockey is a Canadian sport where American teams have the money to buy all of the best Canadian players.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:05 AM
 
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Few Stanley Cups? The Montreal Canadians have 24 Stanley Cups, that is not a few

Plus seventeen players have had their number retired by the organization. They had a dominance that was as good IMO like the Boston Celtics from the mid 1950's to the late 1960's and the New York Yankees from 1949 to 1964.

It's been nearly a quarter century since they won the Stanley Cup. They were my favorite team growing up. I'd have to check the stats but I believe the run they had from 1965 to say, around 1980, there might have been only two years that they didn't get the Cup. Talk about great players--whew! Probably my favorite was Yvan Cournoyer.

It's been downhill ever since their last Stanley Cup victory in the 1992-3 season. They made some odd player transactions, and then one big one. That would be unloading Patrick Roy to the Colorado Avalanche. Roy and Canadians head coach Mario Tremblay just flat didn't get along. Patrick's last game was against the Detroit Red Wings who clocked the Canadians 11-1. Tremblay kept Roy in there the whole game just to embarrass him. Roy got traded to the Av's who wound up winning the Stanley Cup later that season (1995-6). And Tremblay? He was dismissed a year later. And never was a head coach for an NHL hockey club after that.

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Old 03-22-2019, 04:47 PM
 
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Given how popular hockey is in Canada it seems strange that no Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup since 1993. Is the some reason, like currency difference that explains this?
Meh. That is only something an American would say. Most of the player's are Canadian so you look quite foolish boasting about a Club win. The Toronto Raptors have a very good chance of winning the NBA this year. Am I going to say that a Canadian Team won the Larry O'Brien Championship or whatever the hell they call it if the Raps win? Of course not. Maybe Toronto but nothing else.


Besides I'll take my multiple Gold Medals at the Olympics and World Cup of Hockey over an NHL Club winning the Cup anyway.


My Country>Club!
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