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TSN: Oilers fans coping with Stanley Cup loss

June 26, 2024 — 

The result wasn’t what Baird and other Oilers fans wanted to see, but he’s keeping the playoff run in perspective.

“Obviously there’s disappointment, because we want the Oilers to win the Cup, we want to bring the Cup back to Canada. But in the end, I’m proud of the team,” he said.

That’s the right approach to take, said Ben Schellenberg, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Manitoba.

“One of the things to remember is that (the disappointment) will go away,” said Schellenberg, who studies the psychology of sports fandom. “The beauty of sport is there’s always a new season around the corner. And I guess the Edmonton Oilers have a pretty good team, so there’s always next year.”

To read the full story written by The Canadian Press, please visit TSN.

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