The Japan native knows exactly what the Canadian fans want to hear and he wasn't shy about letting a group of reporters know about who he thinks will come out on top.
"Canada will win ... because I love Canada and my son is a Canuck," Kawasaki said.
The wife of the Blue Jays infielder gave birth to their first son during last year's regular season. He went on a brief maternity leave last August so he could return to Toronto while his teammates were in New York.
But back to that hockey game, Kawasaki also had a score he wanted to share with everyone.
"Canada wins," Kawasaki said. "Score? I think 2-1 Canada wins. Perfect. Sounds good. Let's go Canada. O Canada. Let's go Canucks."
Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.