Found December 19, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
You can take the NHL away but you can't take the sport of hockey away from those that love it. That's the message from Nike in this fantastic spot that features cameos from Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban and even a somewhat surprising appearance from Alex Ovehckin. The message is perfect. Hockey, the sport, belongs to those that love it. It doesn't belong to the greedy minds behind the lockout - owners and players included. Take away the NHL? Fine, go ahead. We'll find other ways to play and follow the sport.  The highlight of the ad might be the line from Tessa Bonhomme, Olympic Gold Medalist for Team Canada. Her line saying that if they take away Canada she'll just go to Russia is followed superbly by a small boy saying he'd rather not, but he will. Alex Ovechkin then chimes in, speaking in Russian, "Smart thinking, kid". It's sort of strange to see Ovie bash his home, especially considering he threatened to never return to the NHL and rem...
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