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05-06-2004, 08:29 PM
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jinx-factor of this post aside....

"Prior to 1977 only players who had completed the Stanley Cup playoffs were eligible. Since then, players appearing in 40 regular-season games or one Stanley Cup Final game for the championship team have seen their names engraved on the Cup. The NHL makes exceptions for players who do not meet the standard because of injury.

That's why Jiri Slegr was the luckiest guy in the NHL in the spring of 2002. Acquired by Detroit at the trade deadline, he played just eight regular season games as a Red Wing and did not dress for a single playoff game for the first three rounds. But he was called on to play game five of the final in place of Jiri Fischer, who received a one-game suspension. So Slegr gets his name on the Stanley Cup, and has a Fischer cross check to thank for it."


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