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Old 06-11-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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How come the Flyers fans did not boo or left the place after the game was over. Wouldn't it hurt seeing the opposing team celebrate in your home ice by lifting the cup wishing it was the Flyers?
You respect the Cup. That's party of hockey's tradition. Boo the opposition all you want during and immediately after the game, but shut up when the Cup is presented.

I think that reverance shown toward the Cup and how the trophy is shared and each player is allowed 1 day to go anywhere in the world with it is part of what makes hockey so great.

 
Old 06-12-2010, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Going to 7 games doesn't mean a team didn't choke. Look at the Bruins. They went 7, however, that was one of the biggest chokes in history. What about the Caps Last year, or the Avs in 2002? They choked big time in game 7. Saying all of that, I do not think the Pens loss this year was a choke job. YMMV..
 
Old 06-12-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Going to 7 games doesn't mean a team didn't choke. Look at the Bruins. They went 7, however, that was one of the biggest chokes in history. What about the Caps Last year, or the Avs in 2002? They choked big time in game 7. Saying all of that, I do not think the Pens loss this year was a choke job. YMMV..

Pittsburgh was HEAVILY favored to blow Montreal out but lost in 7 on home ice just like Washington......sorry, but those are both CHOKES....surely not as large as the Boston situation but chokes none the less !!!
 
Old 06-13-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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You respect the Cup. That's party of hockey's tradition. Boo the opposition all you want during and immediately after the game, but shut up when the Cup is presented.

I think that reverance shown toward the Cup and how the trophy is shared and each player is allowed 1 day to go anywhere in the world with it is part of what makes hockey so great.
So why don't they do the cup ceremony at thier own home? Why does the losing team and the fans need to see this?
 
Old 06-13-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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...Why does the losing team and the fans need to see this?
It happens in every sport.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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So why don't they do the cup ceremony at thier own home? Why does the losing team and the fans need to see this?
Because hockey fans have respect for the hard work and dedication needed to win the Cup, the hardest championship in professional sports to win. No one was forced to sit there and watch the presentation of the Cup, but they chose to stay out of dedication to the sport.

The victory parade will be held at the winning team's home. That can be celebrated anyway the team chooses. The Cup is presented when the team wins enough games to be declared winner, no matter on the road or at home. That is the tradition, and it supercedes any jealousy or immaturity of the losing team's fan base.

Now the best part for Chicago's players starts. Each player will be allowed to have 1 day with the Cup anywhere in the world. It has gone to small Canadian, European, Russian towns, to hospitals, babies were baptisized in it. It is a great tradition. Your name is now added to the list of those who have won the Cup before. You have entered a select circle.

IMO it is the best tradition in all of sports.

Last edited by NSHL10; 06-13-2010 at 07:27 PM.. Reason: sp
 
Old 06-15-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Yep - the traditions around the NHL playoffs, the cup, etc are part of what make it so great

when the fight is over, you show some respect, shake hands and although disapointed honor the game
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