I'm not one to say that any Canadian team in the Stanley Cup Final is automatically "Canada's Team", but I'd be hard pressed not to cheer for the Vancouver Canucks as they face the Bruins tonight, with a chance to take home Canada's first Cup since 1993.
I cheered for Edmonton, Calgary, and yes, even Ottawa when they had a chance to bring the Cup back to Canada.
I can understand those who have been die-hard Boston fans for years not cheering, and I respect them in their conviction. I know if it was the Avs playing against Vancouver I would be singing a slightly different tune.
But if you like Hockey and love your country, you gotta want the Cup to be up North - our drought has been too long.
And anyway, Colorado is going to dominate and win it next year, so if they don't do it now we'll be waiting even longer.
(See how optimistic I am for my team? Now that's a fan.)