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Today’s Poll: Western Alienation 1, Team Canada 0?

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A conversation on Saturday night during the second period intermission went like this:
Him: The rest of Canada hates the Oilers. I hear in Toronto they’re turning off their TV sets because it’s the Oilers playing.
Me: That’s ridiculous. Hockey is hockey. If you enjoy hockey, you keep watching, unless you are so wrapped up in your own team you can’t watch if they’re out. Plus don’t you think all of Canada just wants the Cup back in Canada? I know there are people in Toronto who feel like that.
So my question for you is, am I wrong? And a follow up question following the appalling behaviour of the fans after the game on Saturday, are you rooting against the Oilers now because the fans are yahoos?

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