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by Paul on 01/06/07 at 09:55 AM ET
from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,
They told Martin Gelinas the exact same thing they tell every fresh-faced kid who wins a Stanley Cup early in his career - savour it, because you never know when, or if, you’ll ever win one again.
And, like most of the fresh-faced kids before and after him, Gelinas didn’t listen.
That was 18 years ago, and Gelinas hasn’t won since.
“I took it for granted,” said the 36-year-old Florida Panther. “I thought I would win a bunch of them. I was surrounded by great players. I know now that I didn’t truly appreciate it. You assume it’s going to happen every year and it doesn’t.”
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