Nothing Unites This Country Like Hockey

tvYou know that hockey game that took place Sunday afternoon? 80 per cent of Canada's population watched some part of it. 80%!

That's 26.5 million Canadians. That easily makes it the most-watched broadcast in Canadian history. 26.5 million people in a country of 33,311,389. That's astounding.

Nothing unites this country like hockey. You can tell me it's just a game, but it's much more than that. It's unification from sea to sea and that transcends sport.

In this country, it's currency.


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The last time I was in Canada (New Brunswick/PEI/NS) in July '08, I ended up with that five at the end of my travels. I kept it because I thought it was cool that hockey was on the currency.

March 2, 2010 @ 3:11 PM


I want to know what the other 20% were doing.

March 2, 2010 @ 3:25 PM

Ajax Mike

Well I can tell you that there was about 30 of us stuck at my workplace...

March 2, 2010 @ 6:10 PM


Was in bed with a terrible cold watching the game & missed medal presentation.

Isn't it illegal to send a picture or copy of any money denomination of any Cdn. currency?

Great pic anyway.

March 2, 2010 @ 7:56 PM

Wall Ball Frank

I bet the 1+ million expat Canadians had an even higher percentage watching ... especially those of us working in the states. Any idea how much of a ribbing we took after the first game.

March 2, 2010 @ 11:47 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Wall Ball Frank, if you're in Toronto this spring or summer, we should have a reunion game at King George.

March 3, 2010 @ 8:48 AM


It was a thrilling game to watch. I'm proud that we live up to the hype as the best.

March 4, 2010 @ 10:12 PM

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