“It came to mind, the evil side of me. Then I realized real quick that if he had cardiac arrest on the way downstairs that it would have been one of those jokes that went bad. I didn’t do it.”
– Team Canada coach Steve Spott on thinking about playing a practical joke and pretending to cut defenseman Ryan Murphy, who missed out on making the team the past two years. Spott coaches Murphy on the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario League.