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NHL stops, game goes on in Canada

Updated: September 15, 2004, 2:18 AM ET
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

There's this perception, probably well-earned, that all of Canada will come to a dead stop on Wednesday, from malls to street corners to schools to places of business, and worried citizens will turn to one another and fearfully ask one another the same question.

"Well, what do we do now?"

OK, sorry, left out the best part.

"Well, what do we do now, eh?"

Part caricature, part stereotype, part truth, Canada's obsession with hockey has made it both a world leader in the sport, ...

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