Alright, I've been wanting to write this for a while and I finally have the edge I need to make this make sense. So here we go.
I live about 30 miles south of White Rock in a growing community named Bellingham. I am a huge US patriot, and have actually lost a former classmate of mine in the Iraq War. I vote and try to be a great American. However, this US/Canada match-up tonight has got me thinking about what were to happen if -- god forbid! -- the US and Canada were to meet again in the Gold Medal Game in the Olympics.
About a month after that game I intend to visit GM Place to watch the Canucks battle either the Lames or the Senators. As it will be the first home game after a two-and-a-half year long road trip (probably not true) there will be a full raft of patriotism and city-ism towards the Canucks. I will be coming from the states to watch this game. I received a hockey shirt for Christmas that says, plainly, USA Hockey. If I get "Kesler 7" on the back will I be able to dodge grief, or should I spring for a Canucks sweater and avoid any certain awkwardness? I'd like any beer spilled on me to be my own.
Thanks -- GoodKeith