American hockey supremacy just a matter of time

Two American-born NHL captains reached the Stanley Cup final last June, as Zach Parise's Devils...

Two American-born NHL captains reached the Stanley Cup final last June, as Zach Parise's Devils lost to Dustin Brown's Kings in six games. (Reuters/Files)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:16 PM ET

BUFFALO - Damn Yankees.

Two American leaders are butting heads in the NHL labour impasse, depriving us of our Canadian Saturday night tradition.

The Stanley Cup, which hasn't called a Canadian city home since 1993, is now is residence in the 90210 area code after the Los Angeles Kings brought the NHL's chalice to Southern California for the second time in five years.

An American-born captain, Dustin Brown, hoisted the Cup last spring. It was going to be an American no matter who won the final, with Minnesota's Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils on the other side.

After winning five world junior championships in a row, Canada had it streak snapped in 2010 by the Americans and hasn't won since.

The year before Canada started its drive for five, the U.S. also won the world junior title in 2004. The U.S. and Canada are the only multiple gold-medal winners since then.


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