NHL Winter Classic 2011: Will Capital...

NHL Winter Classic 2011: Will Capitals-Penguins Beat Flyers-Blackhawks Game 6?

There are 8 comments on the Bleacher Report story from Jan 1, 2011, titled NHL Winter Classic 2011: Will Capitals-Penguins Beat Flyers-Blackhawks Game 6?. In it, Bleacher Report reports that:

The NHL's decision to move tonight's NHL Winter Classic to an 8:00 P.M. prime-time start will continue to add fuel to the growing popularity of the National Hockey League in the United States.

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THIS IS AMERICA

Fredericksburg, VA

#1 Jan 1, 2011
Can someone tell me why we are now singing Oh Canada at an all American team game? I also noticed that at a Buffalo vs Boston game. At one time understandably it was a courtesy to the visiting country’s back and forth, their national anthem would be played. Are we now required to stomach Oh Canada at all of our games now like it or not? To add insult to injury The Star Spangled Banner was played second. Why are we rolling over for this?

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Amanda

Newington, CT

#2 Jan 1, 2011
As a courtesy to the canadian born players on the american teams....

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THIS IS AMERICA

Fredericksburg, VA

#3 Jan 1, 2011
They signed contracts to represent the Pittsburg Penguins, or the Washington Capitals./ (American teams) Both of which are in the United States. If they want to hear Oh Canada… They should play for Canada.

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THIS IS AMERICA

Fredericksburg, VA

#4 Jan 1, 2011
They signed contracts to represent the Pittsburg Penguins, or the Washington Capitals./ (American teams) Both of which are in the United States. If they want to hear Oh Canada… they should play for Canada

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The Trout

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Jan 2, 2011
THIS IS AMERICA wrote:
Can someone tell me why we are now singing Oh Canada at an all American team game? I also noticed that at a Buffalo vs Boston game. At one time understandably it was a courtesy to the visiting country’s back and forth, their national anthem would be played. Are we now required to stomach Oh Canada at all of our games now like it or not? To add insult to injury The Star Spangled Banner was played second. Why are we rolling over for this?
First, who gives a shit? Second, they do it not out of respect for the heritage of the players (then they'd have to sing the Russian and Ukrainian and Slovakian anthems, etc., etc.), but because the NHL itself is based in American and Canadian cities. And in fact, being sung last is not "an insult"--it's considered the more respected part of the order, which is why the host country ALWAYS has it sung second.

But back to point #1: get a friggin' life. If you're so insecure in your supposed patriotism that you can't even stomach hearing another country's anthem, you aren't really much of a patriot at all. Do you spend your days counting how many yellow ribbon stickers you have on your car compared to your neighbors? I'll bet you do.

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The Trout

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Jan 2, 2011
THIS IS AMERICA wrote:
They signed contracts to represent the Pittsburg Penguins, or the Washington Capitals./(American teams) Both of which are in the United States. If they want to hear Oh Canada… They should play for Canada.
It's kind of funny to see bigots-without-a-cause like this one looking around fruitlessly for someone to hate. You're so desperate you're going to start hating on CANADA? You remind me of the Klu Klux Klan chapter in St. Mary's, PA. They couldn't find any blacks or Mexicans or Asians in their lily-white town, so they started burning a cross in the Italian family's yard!

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Altius

Hyderabad, India

#7 Jan 7, 2011
hi check out information about Canada Games 2011, schedule, winter game events, venues, sports, participating cities, medal tally and more here..

http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Sports/canada-...
Ash

London, UK

#8 Feb 1, 2011
The Trout wins this one, heads up!
You are, by far, more patriotic and more representative of "The American Dream".
For the record, I've been to Canada and loved it.
I also love Italian food.....
I take it, "THIS IS AMERICA", is a native American Indian?
For the record, I'm an Ovi fan.

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