The annual Flyers' Wives "Fight for Life" Carnival has been going on for about 30 years with millions of dollars raised for many charities focusing on those to fight cancer and blood diseases. It involves the team's players, front office and others in addition to the great job the wives do.
Forgive me, for I may be messing up the specifics, but here's another Sakic story: on the way home after the bitter loss to Edmonton in the playoffs back in 98(?), Sakic and his wife stopped to help a woman who was having some sort of car trouble.
Can anybody tell me what's the background on this story?
Sykora was injured earlier in the game and was taken to the hospital for observation. I believe he suffered a concussion. The guys brought his jersey out onto the bench as a kind of talisman and when the game was over and Jersey won, Larry Robinson pulled Sykora's jersey on over his dress shirt and wore it out on to the ice. It was a nice moment.