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In the NHL, Candian Elitism Runs Rampant

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

It's amazing the role sports can play in our lives. After tragedies, they unite us. During international competition, they breed national pride.

During the NHL playoffs, they should ignite the deepest, most passionate loyalties we hold. They should never bring out classlessness.

But they did.

During the Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins match up, the American national anthem was "barely audible because of boos and 'Go Habs Go' chants." Tim Thomas, the Bruins' US-born goaltender, wasn't surprised. "I thought when Obama got elected, they were going to stop doing that," he quipped. 

Obviously, they haven't.

Putting aside for the moment that Les Habitants are one gam...

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