Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Hockey, Stanley Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning
Stanley Cup (Hockey); Tampa Bay Lightning (Hockey team)
The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup. The Canadian Holy Grail of Sport now resides in Florida where on the day of the final game it was over 90 degrees, with high humidity, a veritable tropical paradise. The Lightning are coached by an American, have three American players, three Czechs, two Russians, and one player each from Sweden, Slovakia, and the Ukraine on the roster along with fifteen Canadians. They defeated the first Canadian based team to appear in the Cup Final in a decade. Eat your heart out Don Cherry!
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The Lightning's Stanley Cup" (2004). On Sport and Society. 650.