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Video: President Clinton takes in Rangers game, gives a Jagr salute

Harrison Mooney
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Up in Canada, it's pretty common to see the nation's leader at hockey games. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is at all the big ones. Heck, his presence is so far removed from being a novelty now that Canadians demand he pay full price for tickets and get upset if he asks for too many.

In America, however, getting the commander-in-chief out to a hockey game is a little more difficult. President Barack Obama's still never been to a Washington Capitals game.

However, it would appear that former President Bill Clinton has a little more interest in hockey. He was at Thursday night's game between the New York Rangers and the Florida Panthers, and he showed that he isn't just a casual observer: Clearly, he keeps up with the goings-on of the NHL at least a little.

During the intermission, he came down to the glass, where the ice crew flipped him a puck. And then, because Clinton remains a very cool guy, he showed his appreciation by flashing a Jagr salute, much like the Rangers' Mike Rupp did at the Winter Classic.

No word on whether Scott Hartnell tracked Clinton down after the game and demanded he show a future Hall of Famer some respect ...

In closing: Bill Clinton for Prime Minister.

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