No one was willing to reveal the meaning of the dice. There are 16 visible dots – the number of wins needed to capture the Stanley Cup – but the players would not confirm that was the symbolism there.
“It’s a secret,” Kovalchuk said.
“It’s symbolic,” backup goaltender Johan Hedberg said. “It’s like a Dan Brown novel.”
Regardless of the meaning (I’ll keep digging for the answer), it’s just another example of the tight bond between the players on this team as they gear up for what they hope will be a long postseason run.
I just came across it the other day while flipping through Bruce performances on YT so I did a little editing and put it up last night
Originally Posted by Drewr15
I was at opening night in MSG with my 2000 stanley cup champion hat on. That was so great when he did that.
Let's go boys! The last two nights have been appetizers, can't wait for tonight.
I remember you telling me about wearing the hat there, but when I first saw it the other day (and the Devils part doesn't do justice to everything else he busted MSG's balls about) I couldn't stop laughing
Isn't Detroit the only team thats allowed to throw octopus on the ice? I think they will let the rats slide for the first goal if/when that happens. After that they'll make the announcement to not throw things on the ice and then we'll see if they follow through with penalties after that. If it turns into a 10 minute event to clean up the ice after a goal I'm sure the NHL will stop it and even if they don't it'll be taking the momentum away from the Panthers by standing around and doing nothing while it gets cleaned up.
they would have to let the first one slide, like the detroit example. i have no problem with that.... but like you said if it becomes stupid then they have to lay down the law.....after all like the 'marty rule' we now have things like the 'rat rule' and the 'avery rule'.