Excellent post berezin and for sure, who the hell knows? I don't have a clue, there are times I don't know what country I'm in. Example, wife and me take a vacation the past week out west doing the Alberta/BC rockies and guess what, we meet more Germans and people from the Netherlands than we do Canadians, and the people running the bed and breakfasts and motels are unusually Canadians. Ok, I know it's a cheap holiday going to the Caribbean in the winter for all inclusives and getting hammered on the beach but really, I felt I was in Germany in our own country and this is seriously, and seriously sad in some respects.
Another example, I'm wearing a CFL t-shirt in Hamilton where a CFL team exists and I get some responses from people in the grocery store like "hey, CFL is ok, not bad". Hmmm, excuse me, it's the league in the country you live in idiot! Oh boy, I don't know and yes, I don't have a clue except to say Canada rocks and CFL rocks and hockey rocks (NHL doesn't rock except it's great talent to watch, I'll give it that but that's it). The CHL and all the leagues that make it up rock and are way better than the NHL where they like desert hockey and promote it over where teams should be. That's Bettman and the NHL for ya though, give me CHL hockey any day, are you listening Hamilton when the NHL gives the final push to Balsillie to go die in the Atlantic or Paciific or wherever, they don't care as long as the man goes away, they hate him for trying to bring the NHL to southern Ontario, sacrilege to the NHL and Leafs. Garbage Bettman and the NHL, not hockey, just Bettman and the NHL. I do not want to spend a dime of my Canadian money on that league called the NHL that couldn't care less about Canada and Bettman's persona may as well be that of a back street holigan slime bucket make a dime off a chick if you know what I mean, he comes across like that to me.