Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Lord Stanley's Mug

I thought this was the year for Montreal. I thought wrong. The Detroit Red Wings have won the most Stanley Cup championships (11) of any National Hockey League franchise based in the United States, and are third overall in total championships, behind the Montreal Canadiens (24) and Toronto Maple Leafs (13). So if it can't be Montreal or Toronto, I suppose I can settle for one of the Original Six, be it Detroit or Boston. They're mostly Canadian players anyways, and Detroit being "Hockeytown" and the team of Gordie Howe, I can cope to a certain extent with the affectionate despair of losing.

Stanley Cup Red Wings Penguins HockeyThe Stanley Cup is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America. Originally inscribed the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy was donated by former Governor General of Canada Lord Stanley of Preston in 1892 as an award for Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club.

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4 comments:

stageleft said...

The Enemy? Canadian born players outnumber American born players on the Red Wings more than 3:1

.... as a matter of fact (according to their web page) there are only 3 American born players on the whole team.

Anonymous said...

Apart from Montreal, everyone is more or less the enemy. I'm a lifelong Habs fan.

Lord Stanley

Jovan-Marya Weismiller, T.O.Carm. said...

After the Canadiens went out (since the Oilers were never in) I rooted for Detroit because I had a friend, dead these ten years, who was a lifelong 'Wings fan. And besides all the Canadian players, their captain is a Swede and I had a Swedish grandmother.

Anonymous said...

1924: the year canada sold out to the united states (one time among many more to follow) by expanding to the u.s.