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Standing on guard for Canada

If you're from Canada, you love the Great White North and hockey. That's why Jonah Keri and 32.5 million of his friends are pulling for the Oilers.

Updated: June 13, 2006, 2:23 AM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to Page 2

Every spring, the ritual repeats itself.

One by one, each of the Canadian Stanley Cup playoff teams gets knocked out until only one is left. When that happens, millions of Canadian hockey fans embrace that team as their own. Canucks fans in Kelowna, Maple Leafs fans in Halifax, even jilted Jets fans in Winnipeg jump on the bandwagon, hoping this could be the year the Stanley Cup returns to the Great White North.

It's not something most Americans would understand. Oh ...

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