“In 2002 Canada and the U.S. played the gold medal game in Salt Lake City and I was told that somewhere between 26 and 27 million out of the 35 million Canadians watched that game.

And they said, 'What do you think of that?'

And I said, 'What do I think of that? What were the other nine million doing?'

That's how much we love hockey in Canada.”

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