I look at it this way. Ifn the US, Russia, Sweden and a host of other countries are now making this a national sport, then I think Canada has really influenced the world of sport
And as some have said, probably 80% of pro hockey players are Canadian. Look at the greats -
Bobby Hull, Bobby Orr, the Mahovolic brothers, Jean Bellieveau, Wayne Gretszky, Mario Lemieux just to name a few.
That would make what
Lacrosse, Basketball and Hockey as the three largest sports contributions which were invented in Canada
As for the Tampa Bay Lightning winning the Cup, well, that Cup will be home in Canada this summer - it is going to PEI for a few days!