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Will Tampa preserve the Cup and the game?

Updated: May 24, 2004, 10:10 PM ET
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- It would be incorrect to assume that those in the birthplace of hockey will only celebrate if the Calgary Flames successfully retrieve Lord Stanley's trophy and bring it back to the Great White North.

But aren't the Flames now Canada's team? To some extent, yes, but the diverse nature of the country and its regions means it's not automatic that a fan in British Columbia or New Brunswick will back a team from the oil patch.

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