Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/10/12

There are certain things you really just can't do. Comparing professional athletes to first responders -- particularly first responders who were involved in the tragedies of Sept. 11 -- is a really, really bad idea. That's exactly what CBC's Ron MacLean did Wednesday night in his open to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, the two cities targeted on 9/11. MacLean did try curb the hyperbole at least a little bit, however. "It's crazy to compare what the emergency responders did during that time, but a spirit has to start...

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