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04-18-2017, 11:26 AM
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Handshake Refusals

I remember Brodeur snubbing Avery, but what were some other instances where players refused to shake hands after a series?

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Billy Smith would never participate in the handshake line.

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Doug Harvey and the Canadiens left the ice without shaking hands with the Red Wings in 1954. Detroit won the game in OT on a fluke deflection off Harvey.

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Doug Harvey and the Canadiens left the ice without shaking hands with the Red Wings in 1954. Detroit won the game in OT on a fluke deflection off Harvey.
Wow, did not know that. Did they ever explain why? Obviously a devastating loss, but not really a good reason to avoid shaking hands and showing good sportsmanship.


Also while we're on topic, I've always wondered if there's a video of what the handshake line looked line after the Good Friday Massacre in 1984?

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A few during the 1997 Avs/Wings series, but more famous is Ciccarreli's line from 1996: "I can't believe I shook this guy's friggin' hand after the game; that pisses me right off."

For the exact list, I know it's in Dater's book, but for some reason I can't find a video.

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The night Hextall went after Chelios there was no handshake line.

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Chris Chelios a few times, I believe.

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Billy Smith would never participate in the handshake line.
Gerry Cheevers as well.

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Did Belfour skip it after losing to St. Louis in OT? I know he was upset about contact with Hull behind the net, and I think it was Janney who scored from out by the blue line. (For the life of me, I will never know what Janney was doing out by the blue line to begin with.)

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Billy Smith would never participate in the handshake line.
He personally sought out Glen Hanlon after the Rangers-Isles series in 84 and shook his hand and then left the ice

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He personally sought out Glen Hanlon after the Rangers-Isles series in 84 and shook his hand and then left the ice
Same with Bob Mason after the Easter Epic game in 1987.

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Some great answers here. I didn't know about a lot of these.

However, I was thinking more of instances like Brodeur on Avery, where a guy shakes hands with everyone "except" for a certain player.

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A few during the 1997 Avs/Wings series, but more famous is Ciccarreli's line from 1996: "I can't believe I shook this guy's friggin' hand after the game; that pisses me right off."

For the exact list, I know it's in Dater's book, but for some reason I can't find a video.
That's the most famous non-handshake where there was actually a handshake. I guess the quote wouldn't work so well if he refused to shake Claude's hand.

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Billy Smith would never participate in the handshake line.

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Gerry Cheevers as well.
... yeah, but not what you think... dying for a smoke.

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Post Game 1 of Summit Series 1972.

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In all fairness Team Canada was not familiar with international rules. It made them look like poor sports to the Soviets though. The remaining 7 games they shook hands afterwards win or lose.

How about Lucic's reaction when losing to Montreal in 2014? Something was said to him in the line and it irritated him and then he took it out on the Habs' Dale Weise if I remember correctly. Shook his hand, but extra hard and had some words for him.

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Did Belfour skip it after losing to St. Louis in OT? I know he was upset about contact with Hull behind the net, and I think it was Janney who scored from out by the blue line. (For the life of me, I will never know what Janney was doing out by the blue line to begin with.)
I'll admit, Hull totally interfered with him. That was pretty blatant. Not sure how that didn't get called back to be honest. Belfour had every right to be mad. That being said, the Hawks got swept and that was just the cherry on top. I have no idea how the Blues beat them other than Joseph's heroics perhaps. The irony is that 6 years later Belfour and Hull won a Cup together. I'll bet Eddie asked Hull about that play numerous times.

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... yeah, but not what you think... dying for a smoke.
not to get off topic, but you're a treasure Killion! Love all the stories and tidbits you've shared over many years.

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... yeah, but not what you think... dying for a smoke.
Was always wondering why he jumped off the ice so fast in the 77 final deciding game OT, lol.


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not to get off topic, but you're a treasure Killion! Love all the stories and tidbits you've shared over many years.
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Was always wondering why he jumped off the ice so fast in the 77 final deciding game OT, lol.
.... well thanks, and yeah, Cheevers.... a little OT for this thread perhaps but still dealing with customs & protocol... when Gerry retired from playing & took over behind the bench trying to match wits with the likes of Scotty Bowman & so on, Cheezey there basically just winging it going on guts & instinct, the NHL had instituted a policy whereby the Home Team was obligated to provide the Visitors with a video tape of the game.... So one night in Boston, Bruins vs Canucks, Roger Neilson, Captain Video himself shows up at the Boston Dressing Room at the Garden looking for his tape, having been outshot something like 58-3 & thoroughly humiliated.... Well, that was the night of the last episode of M.A.S.H. see, and Gerry, he was a big fan of that show & he wasnt gunna miss it. Ordered the "tape guy" to record the special extra long episode rather than the game... leaving Captain Video out in the hall cooling his jets without explanation or apology while Gerry there lights up a Camel, cracks a cold one, feet up on his desk watches M.A.S.H. 2hr grand finale', Goodbye, Farewell & Amen.... of course, Roger had a plane to catch, tired of waiting like a mope out in the hallway for 49 minutes .... anyhoo... next day Gerry goes to the station that broadcast the game, gets a tape from them, mails it off to Vancouver.... Collect.


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.... well thanks, and yeah, Cheevers.... a little OT for this thread perhaps but still dealing with customs & protocol... when Gerry retired from playing & took over behind the bench trying to match wits with the likes of Scotty Bowman & so on, Cheezey there basically just winging it going on guts & instinct, the NHL had instituted a policy whereby the Home Team was obligated to provide the Visitors with a video tape of the game.... So one night in Boston, Bruins vs Canucks, Roger Neilson, Captain Video himself shows up at the Boston Dressing Room at the Garden looking for his tape, having been outshot something like 58-3 & thoroughly humiliated.... Well, that was the night of the last episode of M.A.S.H. see, and Gerry, he was a big fan of that show & he wasnt gunna miss it. Ordered the "tape guy" to record the special extra long episode rather than the game... leaving Captain Video out in the hall cooling his jets without explanation or apology while Gerry there lights up a Camel, cracks a cold one, feet up on his desk watches M.A.S.H. 2hr grand finale'.... of course, Roger had a plane to catch, tired of waiting like a mope out in the hallway for like 49 minutes .... anyhoo... next day Gerry goes to the station that broadcast the game, gets a tape from them, mails it off to Vancouver.... Collect... Yep. Gerry Cheevers.... Goodbye, Farewell & Amen.
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In all fairness Team Canada was not familiar with international rules. It made them look like poor sports to the Soviets though. The remaining 7 games they shook hands afterwards win or lose.

How about Lucic's reaction when losing to Montreal in 2014? Something was said to him in the line and it irritated him and then he took it out on the Habs' Dale Weise if I remember correctly. Shook his hand, but extra hard and had some words for him.
Lucic shook Weise and Emelin's hand but he gave them some strong words. I believe he threatened Emelin.

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You need to start a podcast. 100% serious.
.... dont think so. wouldnt be able to get the words out for the laughter.... but sure, Cheevers (lots of others providing excellent material) one of the great characters of the game. I'm sure you know the story of his mask & the stitches... his time as Leaf property as well had its moments.... finally gets the call... no mask back then... facing Chicago... Bobby Hull.... who on his first shot at the net ripped Gerrys stick right out of his hand damn nearly turning it into kindling.... yep... welcome to the Bigs kid.

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