Philly's conspiracy theory
Can't wait to see what's in store for tomorrow night.
This series is just three games old, and already there is way too much circumstantial evidence to support the perennial theorem embraced in the lower 48 at this time of year.
Namely, that Canada looks out for its own.
It's not just the yahoos in the upper levels who believe this, or the bias of announcers paid by the club. Chris Therien, Canadian-born, spoke on Comcast SportsNets's "Daily News Live" yesterday of strange calls made when the Flyers played the Maple Leafs in the playoffs, expressed the belief - nay, conviction - that he and his team felt they were playing Canada's team then.
Honestly, the league would love to see a major American centre like Philadelphia in the finals again. There's no pro-Canada conspiracy — just a few blown calls.
I do, however, get the feeling a lot of fans, Canadian or otherwise, are cheering for the Habs this year for some reason.