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Q+A [DENIS LEARY]
Richard Deitech
September 29, 2003
The comedian hosts his fourth celebrity charity hockey game at Boston's FleetCenter on Sept. 28. Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier and current Bruins captain Joe Thornton are among the many stars who'll play to benefit the Leary Firefighters Foundation.
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September 29, 2003

Q+a [denis Leary]

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The comedian hosts his fourth celebrity charity hockey game at Boston's FleetCenter on Sept. 28. Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier and current Bruins captain Joe Thornton are among the many stars who'll play to benefit the Leary Firefighters Foundation.

SI: Massachusetts senator John Kerry is playing. Don't you owe Al Sharpton, Joe Lieberman and the rest of the Democratic candidates equal ice time?

Leary: If those guys want to play, I'll give them skates. I just can't guarantee they'll get off the ice alive. Kerry can play. He played at Yale, and he scored a couple of goals in our games in the past. But tell Sharpton, Schwarzenegger and even Gary Coleman, I'd love to have them on skates.

SI: who are you playing with in the game?

Leary: I'm playing defense with Ray Bourque. That way I look good no matter what.

SI: What was your greatest moment on the ice?

Leary: In a Rangers charity game three years ago I had three goals and two assists, but the MVP went to one of the guys from Barenaked Ladies because they sang the national anthem. That pissed me off.

SI: Spike Lee told this magazine last week that his ultimate sports fantasy is for the Knicks to win another championship and for your Red Sox to never win one. Your response?

Leary: I don't know why Spike has a bug up his ass about the Red Sox, but good luck to him and his Knicks. I don't think that's going to happen either. I'm a lifelong Sox fan, and I've been living and dying with them all summer. I know we're not going to win, but I really enjoy how it's all going to blow up in our faces.

SI: Who is the best hockey player in Hollywood?

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