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If the Canadian government won't subsidize the country's six NHL teams, well, then, Ottawa Senators owner Rod Bryden says, he'll move his team to noted tax haven the United States _ if the Senators don't sell an additional 1,500 season tickets by Feb. 10. If this sounds melodramatic, consider that Bryden also says government subsidies is a more "pressing issue" in Canada than the death penalty and Quebec independence.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

ABC estimates that 130,745,000 people watched the Super Bowl, making it the fifth most-watched TV show in U.S. history. Nine of the top 10 shows are Super Bowls. What is the other?

Answer below.

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"We can't predict what NFL players will do any more than we can predict students shooting other students or workers shooting fellow workers."

_ PAUL TAGLIABUE

NFL commissioner, speaking last week about current NFL players being charged with crimes

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AT THE ICE PALACE/ON TV AND RADIO: The Maple Leafs, the No. 3 team in hockey, shows up at the Ice Palace tonight to challenge the Lightning's one-game winning streak. Game time is 7:30. If you can't make it, watch on Sunshine or listen to WDAE-AM 620.

ANSWER

The women's figure skating final of the 1994 Winter Olympics. (Sunday's Super Bowl knocked the final episode of M+A+S+H out of the top 10.)

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