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05-27-2011, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Malkochalek View Post
It's beyond stupid... it's unethical. He is not part of the team in any way, shape, or form. He contributed nothing to the Cup run, anymore than we did. In fact he probably contributed less than you average fan cheering in the stands. I suppose mgmt could make the argument that he sucked so bad he forced people to turn off the TV and go buy tickets...
Before you go talking about how "unethical" it was for Steigerwald (and Errey, for that matter) to get a Cup ring, you might want to realize that those rings were ordered specifically by Lemieux, and paid for out of his and Burkle's pockets - not by the League, like the players' rings are. Lemieux and Burkle gave out several additional (albeit, as I recall, somewhat smaller) rings to various people they wanted to honor. It was a classy gesture on the part of Lemieux and Burkle, not anything "unethical" as you are claiming.

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