Canada's team: Sens rocking Canadian flag on helmets

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The Ottawa Senators are embracing life as Canada's lone team still playing for the Stanley Cup.

The club will sport Canadian flags on its helmets beginning Friday night - and, hopefully, into June.

The notion that Canadians should support the last and/or only Canadian club in the playoffs despite their allegiances is always contentious, so this will certainly stoke that fire.

"As the last Canadian team standing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we want to show our appreciation to everyone across Canada for their support," Sens owner Eugene Melnyk wrote in an email about the stickers, according to Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch. "It's an honor to have the Canadian flag on our equipment and say thank you!"

This will go over well. Probably as well as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comments last week about Canadians rallying in support of the Sens.

"We're all happy to support Ottawa right now and even Torontonians and Montrealers can agree on this," Trudeau said, according to Macleans' Aaron Hutchins.

With all due respect to Mr. Trudeau, we're still waiting on proof of that claim.