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O Canada, my home away from home

Updated: April 4, 2008, 2:27 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

EDMONTON, Alberta -- It is during the third period in Edmonton. The Oilers' Ales Hemsky already has made two inspired plays, but he is at rest when one of the game's most pivotal and much-anticipated moments arrives.

The public-address announcer tells us to get out our 50-50 tickets and reveals that the winner's share of the pool is $30,000.

Thirty grand!

During the first 50 minutes of play, as we've been waiting for this moment, we make plans for ...

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