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The case for a European Cup championship

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08:23 AM ET 11.26 | After the most recent lockout, the league returned to a brave new world of shootouts and the ditching of the red line. It was enough to create a buzz. Certainly, they must have something up their sleeves this time, other than the promise of realignment, which we should have had by now anyway. Of course, this being the NHL, there probably is no plan at all. So I'll offer one: Invite the various European league champions over and tell them to bring their title trophies. Put all the hardware on a table, along with the Stanley Cup, and have a winner-take-all tournament. Winner gets to keep all the trophies for a year. Think of the drama. Imagine the Stanley Cup, complete with freshly embossed Russian names, on display in Moscow for a full year!

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November 26, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Oh I get it. They had a "write the stupiest article and get it in the paper day" at the Pioneer Press.

November 26, 2012  09:26 AM ET

in the event tied records at the end ,both teams could lie down and have indian leg wrestling matches

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November 26, 2012  09:57 AM ET

Think of the drama. Imagine the Stanley Cup, complete with freshly embossed Russian names, on display in Moscow for a full year!



Umm, no...I actually can't imagine.

November 26, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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I say let the NCAA college boys play for the Cup. The hockey is much better than anything these Euro faeries put out.

You speak the truth. Does anybody really want to watch Semin all over the ice?

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November 26, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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You speak the truth. Does anybody really want to watch Semin all over the ice?

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November 26, 2012  03:15 PM ET
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You speak the truth. Does anybody really want to watch Semin all over the ice?

There may have been semin on the Cup before, but there will never be Semin on the Cup...is what I'd say if I played to the lowest common denominator.

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November 26, 2012  06:39 PM ET
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I was hoping it wouldn't come to this ;)

A vain hope it appears!

 
November 27, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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Think of the drama. Imagine the Stanley Cup, complete with freshly embossed Russian names, on display in Moscow for a full year!Umm, no...I actually can't imagine.

Agreed, this seems as feckless as the minds that produced this drivel.

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