TORONTO, May 10, 2012 /CNW/ - As Hockey Night In Canada went to air for
last night's game between Washington and New York, in his opening
remarks, Ron MacLean described the on-going battle between the two
teams and made reference to the respective cities, both of which were
Ron and CBC would like to clarify what may have been misunderstood by
"Washington and New York. The two cities united by the tragedy of 9/11.
I, like everyone on the planet in his or her lifetime, saw beyond the
horror, the single greatest testament to the strength of the human
spirit in the efforts of the first responders", says Ron Maclean.
"We never know if we'll have that spirit. The bravery, the resilience.
As I made clear, the hockey games in no way compare. However Sports has
proven a worthy training ground in nurturing the qualities which beget
that spirit. To say he plays like a firefighter or a policeman would
instantly conjure the traits an athlete most desires, especially in New
York and Washington. There could be no higher praise of a player, no
greater choice of a role model .
But as I said of first responders, 'Our worst day is their everyday'.
They stand alone."
SOURCE CBC Communications
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Chuck Thompson, CBC (416) 205-3747