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Thursday, May 26, 2005

nhl- Legends with the Cup

from nhl.com, The Stanley Cup Champions Tour, which was begun a decade ago, allows each winning player to have a day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown, or wherever he chooses. The tour quickly became a great hockey tradition.
Since 1995, the Stanley Cup has visited cities and towns around the world and been taken to the top of British Columbia's highest mountain, the Kremlin in Moscow, Prague's Old Town Square and even served as a popcorn bowl for Martin Brodeur's children at a Montreal movie theater.
Champion players have showcased the Stanley Cup at fundraisers for important medical charities and to build hometown hockey rinks.
All in all, it's been one feel-good story after another as the Stanley Cup further reinforces its reputation as the trophy in sports.
All those wonderful stories from the past 10 years set Hockey Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay, 79, to thinking. A four-time Stanley Cup winner in his 17-year NHL career, the former Detroit Red Wings left wing and head coach never got to take the Stanley Cup to his native Renfrew, Ontario, or to his adopted hometown of Detroit.
Lindsay was impressed with the NHL's policy and said it would be wonderful if he and other retired Stanley Cup champions could also have their day with hockey's greatest prize. Brian Conacher, the NHL Alumni Association president and an important member of the 1967 Toronto Maple Leafs' Stanley Cup championship team, also liked the idea and offered the support of his organization....read on...