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Frozen Fantasy: Free Fall

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Is there a crisis in Canadian NHL cities? You bet your tighty whiteys there is.

Go Habs, go!

Seven Canadian markets, but just one team appears to be a lock for the playoffs. And that team just happens to be the last squad from north of the 49th parallel to have hoisted the Cup.

That was 21 years ago.

The Leafs are in free fall; they seemed like a lock to be there just two weeks ago. The Canucks have been on life support for a while, although every once in a while, thereís a faint heartbeat. Then there are the gaping wounds that are the Jets, Senators, Flames and Oilers.


The polar vortex has hit Canadian NHL cities hard. Every team outside Montreal has gone on a massive losing streak. The Leafs are the most recent at seven games. The players look frozen to the ice.

Does anyone outside Canada care? They should. That sound you hear isnít just those teams circling the drain. Those teams are taking TV r

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