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President Obama knocks Canadian PM over Blackhawks' Stanley Cup title

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Clayton Guse

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Washington, D.C. on Thursday morning for a joint statement with President Obama on combating climate change. It was the first official visit by a Canadian Prime Minister since 1997, and Barry O wasted no time breaking down the "very real differences between Americans and Canadians."

The president noted that the two countries will never agree on who makes better beer (it's pretty clear the Yankees are winning this race, especially with the rush of craft breweries here over the past decade) or who's better at hockey. Canada undoubtedly produces some of the best hockey players in the world, but that didn't stop Obama from asking, "Where is the Stanley Cup right now? I'm sorry, is it in my hometown with the Chicago Blackhawks?" 

Granted, most of the Blackhawks core players are from Canada (Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook), and Canada has won the gold medal for men's ice hockey in the last two Winter Olympics. But even so, Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is on pace to become the first American-born NHL player to be named MVP in more than 90 years, so there's that. 

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