These are likely to be the only two years since its presentation to the people of Canada that the Stanley Cup will not be presented to the best team in hockey.

The Free Stanley group is seeking to change that by restoring the prestige of the cup, and presenting it to the best hockey team playing in 2005. This could be exciting adventure, making hockey truly worldwide.

There are hundreds of teams worldwide who would leap at a chance to play for the Stanley Cup. I know I would…in a heartbeat.

Oh, and for the folks in Boston who may have forgotten hockey…the 1972 Bruins.