Not all of Canada rooting for Canucks 

May, 26, 2011

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Go Vancouver, eh? Not necessarily.

With the finals-bound Vancouver Canucks just four wins from becoming the first Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup in 18 years, hockey fans in the United States could be forgiven for assuming that the vast majority of their 32 million northern neighbors are pulling squarely for Vancouver.

Turns out it's not that simple.

Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.