Geoff Baker: Canada's loss is NHL's gain as Stanley Cup drought continues north of the border

SEATTLE — Seattle-area hockey fixture Jamie Huscroft chuckles knowingly at the reality of another year without a Stanley Cup championship north of the border.For new NHL fans unfamiliar, it’s become a yearly tradition to note that no Canadian city has won a Cup since the Montreal Canadiens in 1993. The Vancouver Canucks on Friday were this year’s final Canadian contender eliminated.British Columbia native Huscroft, 53, who played in Canada for the Canucks and Calgary Flames, as well as the U.S.-based Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, then-Phoenix (now-Arizona) Coyotes an…

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