Well it was a slow news morning, but thankfully as the day progressed we actually had some news. The Stanley Cup Journal was updated with Selanne's day with the cup. Joe DiPenta signs a year of his life away, Rick Jackman had his day with the cup, Brad May is getting his day,
So Teemu got his long awaited day with the Stanley Cup. What ensued was nearly 48 hours of non stop fun. If he can pull that day off he can definately come back for a another season. Here is a small sample of the article:
Teemu met the Stanley Cup in Helsinki, Finland on Friday, August 3, and like the Energizer Bunny, he kept going and going and going.... Selanne was determined to squeeze every second of enjoyment out of his time with the Stanley Cup. Who knows, it may be the only time Teemu gets this opportunity!
At 1:45 that afternoon, the Ducks' sniper visited the Helsinki Children's Hospital. To see the astonished looks on the faces of the children was remarkable. Teemu Selanne is idolized in Finland, and some time ago, was named the First Godfather to the Children's Hospital. For the patients to see their hockey hero in the halls, saying hi and showing them the Stanley Cup, was almost more than some could stand. Teemu's smile was genuine and never-ending as he made his way from child to child with the glorious hockey trophy.
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The Keeper of the cup photoblog was also updated with new pictures.
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Ric Rackman had his day with the cup.
On a blisteringly hot mid-August day, hundreds of Barrie residents lined up on a small, but posh, suburban court to get up close and personal with one of the most enduring symbols of Canada’s favorite ice-bound game – the Stanley Cup.
And Stanley brought his pal Ric Jackman, a longtime Barrie resident, along for kicks.
Actually, it was Jackman who brought Stanley to the city, after being a member of the Stanley Cup winning Anaheim (no longer ‘Mighty’) Ducks.
With little fanfare and publicity, carloads of people lined up all afternoon to meet Jackman and get their picture taken with him and the Cup, as well as scooping an autographed picture of him carrying the Cup around the ice after the victory.
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Brad May is getting his day with the cup
Mr. May will take the cup to his cottage Thursday before it heads for Sudbury where it will be hosted by Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle and assistant coach Dave Farrish.
Wednesday's festivities begin with a parade along Main Street in Stouffville. It starts at 1 p.m. at the Tenth Line and heads through downtown to Ringwood.
Mr. May and the cup will arrive at the safety village at 1:40. Speeches begin at 2 p.m.
You can meet Brad and get your picture taken with the cup through 4:30. Due to time constraints, autographs will not be available.
Free autographed photographs will be available, courtesy of the Stouffville Sun-Tribune.
"For me it might be the icing on top. It'll be a great day to share it with people who I don't know but with people who I grew up with along with my buddies and family," he said.
"It'll be fun."
The Town of Markham has proclaimed the day as Brad May Day.
"It's amazing. I had no idea this would happen," he said.
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Joe DiPenta officially resigns with the Ducks.
The Anaheim Ducks brought back a piece of their championship team on Tuesday, re-signing sturdy defenceman Joe DiPenta to a one-year contract.
DiPenta, 28, registered two goals and six assists with a plus-1 rating and 48 penalty minutes in 76 regular-season games last season. He also appeared in 16 playoff games during the Ducks' run to the Stanley Cup title, going scoreless with four penalty minutes.
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