I'm biased, but as a Canadian who has spent a lot of time south of the border, I feel I've watched enough of both TSN and ESPN that I'm qualified to state that Canada's premier 24-hour sports network just does things better than the "Worldwide Leader."

Usually when arguments like these are made, those on TSN's side build their thesis around TSN SportsCentre and its joker hosts, Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole. But our latest example of TSN kicking ass comes from its "NHL on TSN" panel, who — for no particular reason — decided to create a five-minute, self-deprecating, poorly-acted but incredibly well-produced parody of "The Hangover."

To put it all together, James Duthie, Darren Dreger, Aaron Ward and Bob McKenzie even enlisted the help of some Los Angeles Kings players and some local L.A. celebrities, including Ottawa native Matthew Perry.

It's the little things, like the way Anze Kopitar answers his phone by referring to himself as a Stanley Cup champion, or Perry's reaction when Duthie refers to him as "Joey from Friends," or the shot at Fox Sports, or the claim in the credits that Kings head coach Darryl Sutter was played by Daniel Day-Lewis.

Mixed in are a few jokes that you might not totally get if you aren't a frequent NHL on TSN viewer (like the shot at O'Toole), but there's no doubt that the video is victorious no matter how big a hockey fan you are.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at CBSSports.com, Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.

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