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by Paul on 05/29/11 at 09:01 PM ET
from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,
It’s an expensive 1970 Petrus, a Bordeaux almost as old as its owner.
Normally, you wouldn’t make much of a 43-year-old wine connoisseur and his collection of valued vino that topped out at 1,000 bottles. But this one is chasing his third Stanley Cup and the oldest active player is making two promises. Boston Bruins winger Mark Recchi will finally uncork the Petrus should his 22nd season conclude with another championship ring and he will bid the game adieu as a player who trails only Gordie Howe, Mark Messier and Ron Francis in games played.
The Petrus was priced at $1,700 when Recchi purchased it in the mid-1990s while playing for the Montreal Canadiens. He doesn’t know its present-day value — current online bidding has one going for $3,500 — but knows what he’ll do if the Bruins can beat the Vancouver Canucks. Dust it off, reach for a corkscrew and toast an amazing career.
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