Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/10/12
A Canadian broadcaster attempted to clarify his remarks Thursday after invoking the 9/11 attacks and first responders prior to Game 6 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. Ron MacLean, the CBC studio host for "Hockey Night in Canada," appeared to make a comparison between the teams' players and 9/11 first responders during the start of the network's broadcast of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Wednesday night in Washington. He opened by tying the cities together as the "economic and political engines of America, united in the birth of the country. They're also linked in tragedy. They were the twin targets of the coordinated attacks on 9/11." MacLean then raised eyebrows by continuing, "It's crazy to compare what the emergency responders did during that time, but a spirit has to start somewhere. And as you enjoy this series ... you can't help but be struck by the players and the way they've played these games. "They are like police officers, they are like fir...
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