Please welcome the 2012-13 Stanley Cup champion Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs?
If a member of the Canadian parliament gets his way, it might happen in June.
Brent Rathgeber, a lawyer and Conservative Party MP who represents Edmonton-St. Albert, Alberta, says Lord Stanley's Cup should be awarded to a Canadian amateur team such as the senior-level Chinook Hockey League's Chiefs if the NHL labor fight isn't settled in time to save the season.
Rathgeber suggested in a blog post last week that the Cup could be the prize in a national competition to determine the best non-pro team in Canada. He said the original purpose of the Cup's trustees was to promote amateur hockey in Canada.