Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes joke about Toronto Maple Leafs

STANSTEAD, Que. – Even Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making jokes about the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.

At the announcement of a new arena named for former NHL coach Pat Burns on Friday, Harper recalled Burns coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs to a conference final appearance in 1993.

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“But he didn’t win the Stanley Cup, which goes to show that when it comes to the Leafs organization, a coach can take a team a long way, but only God can do miracles,” Harper said with a laugh.

Harper grew up as a Leafs fan in Toronto.