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Since: 2.1.02
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I have had this running through my head most of the day today, and wonder if anyone else has thought about it, or cares for that matter...

It has been a typical part of the celebration when winning the Stanley Cup for the team to skate around the rink holding the trophy high, passing it from player to player. A sort of "Here we are, the Champions" kind of thing, especially for the home crowd.

Last night, this did not happen. Rather, the Wings all stood around and each individual person on the team got the trophy and did their own little circle around the rink, starting with Scotty B. While I thought it was kind of cool at the beginning when I was watching it, it makes me think about the indivduality of team sports these days.

We are always looking at professional sports these days and saying how individuals only think about themselves these days, and don't care about the "team".

To me what I saw last night is just the latest evidence of such a thing...

... and I don't like it!!!!



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actually, IMO by letting everyone get the cup and skate around with/touch the cup is more team-oriented than only a few players skating around with it. they even let their kids get in the victory picture, which seems unnecessary to me, but kind of gives off that "family" atmosphere.



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They were just being organized and letting the guys who never won the cup get a turn first.



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I guess bringing out Konstantinov was not team oriented either. They never had to bring him back but they did because he is still considered a part of the team and a member of their 'family.'





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I thought it was really cool to give the cup to departing coach and then to the first time winners.
And heh..if then you all take your turn..so be it.
Could be the last run for a lot of those guys, so why not give all of them their moment with the Cup and the fans.

Seeing Konstatinov on the ice RIGHT after the win btw gave me goose bumps.

(edited by dMp on 17.6.02 0753)


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They couldn't skate the victory lap this year due to the enormous amount of media, NHL and Team personnel on the ice - it definitely took away from the celebration in my eyes.

I also saw in an article this weekend that Yzerman had insisted that family info be taken out of the team yearbook and media guide for privacy/safety reasons yet there he was front & center with his daughter. Seems to me that he just did exactly what he was trying to keep the team & media from doing - he exposed his family to the general viewing public. It may not seem like much but I used to sell Kidnap & Ransom Insurance and this seems like a risk of exposure that Stevie Y didn't need to take.



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Kidnap and Ransom insurance?



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Are you in the marker for some, Guru?



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I had no idea it existed.

How many kidnap and ransoms happen per year in the US? Wouldn't we hear about this if it was a problem?



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Guru: you make it sound like something's got to be a problem before someone else will take someone's money for no good reason...
Don't Lloyd's of London insure some wierd shit? Like famous people's body parts and stuff?

But, for the sake of shits and giggles, you can click here

Just prepare to be surprised...it not only exists, it's ubiquitous.



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It happens in the US but for the most part the coverage is really intended for those individuals and corporations that reside in or travel to High Risk areas such as Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines to just name a few. It is a highly confidential coverage that does not get a lot of publicity for obvious reasons. The Meg Ryan-Russell Crowe movie - Proof of Life - was a horrible example of how this coverage works.



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