Börje Salming to hand over the Cup after the final?

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  1. Freudian

    Freudian Clearly deranged

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    Börje Salming to hand over the Cup after the final

    http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/sport/story/0,2789,532684,00.html

    Good idea? I think he was partly picked becaue it will be a good TV moment, since he will get a long standing ovation from the crowd. But I think most hockey players appreciate and have respect for who he is. He was one of the europeans that helped pave the way for all other europeans in the NHL+he is very beloved in north america. So he is a good pick for both sides of the atlantic.
     
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    Maybe one of the most respected swedish hockey player ever will be handing over the trophy to his country's biggest rival for their biggest hockey achievement. It could be a great moment for finnish fans !
     
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    It's because the players like the Salming underwear.
     
  4. AgentOrange*

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    Maybe its because he's a former Leaf player and the game is in Toronto.

    Gretzky asked Mike Weir to drop the puck. :shakehead
     
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    Good thing Weir only needs to drop the puck, he sure couldn't putt it into the net.

    Salming is former Leaf but has played a historical role in introducing international hockey into Toronto so is well deserving of the honour. He is and always has been a very classy guy.
     
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    My Mom met Salming in Gretzky's Restaurant on Friday. Got his autograph but didn't bother him too much, other than that.
     
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    Kickabrat WHAT - ME WORRY?

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    Salming is a great pick, whether the game is in Toronto or not and whether Canada or Finland wins it.

    (I suppose Bettman & Goodenow were afraid they'd get roundly booed if they handed it out.)
     
  8. Great pick actually, well respected by hockey communities all over the world. :cheers:
     
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    I heard Weir already left for Utah.
     
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