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The Handshake Tradition

From Chris Johnston at the CP:

“When you lose a series, the last thing you want to do is congratulate the other team or wish them good luck,” said veteran Detroit forward Kirk Maltby. “But it’s kind of the nature of the beast. It’s just part of our sport and something that’s carried over.

“I think it’s one of the few things that we do that maybe other sports don’t.”

Cooke can think of at least one where it does.

“You can go to one of the roughest games that’s out there in rugby and they do it after every game,” he said. “And most times they’re going for beers after with each other.

“They put their egos aside and know that they’re out there trying to win. That’s what it’s about.”

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