Ron MacLean Compares Capitals Vs. Rangers Series To 9/11

In an indirect way, Ron MacLean compared the Eastern Conference playoff series between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers, and the link between the two cities, to 9/11. Once you've gathered your jaw off the floor, allow us to explain. In his opening, MacLean began rambling about politics, the economy and the spirit of Washington and New York, which are linked, he says, by 9/11. And then he said the Caps and Rangers were like police officers and firefighters. It was all really odd.

Video and a transcript after the jump.

New York and Washington: The economic and political engines of America. United in the birth of the country. They're also linked in tragedy; the twin targets of the coordinated attacks on 9/11 and it's crazy to compare what the emergency responders did in that time. But a spirit has to start somewhere. And as you enjoy the series between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers, you can't help but be struck by the players and the way they played these games they are like police officers. They are like firefighters. You can't fight fire with ego.

Just ... seriously, what in the hell?

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