My friend and raconteur, former Boston Bruins scout Bob Tindall, noted yesterday that it was nice to see the front page pictures in the Globe and Mail on Monday that showed players from both the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders hoisting high the division championship trophies in celebration.
Tindall remarked that one of the more daft traditions in the NHL is that the conference winners usually refuse to touch or pick up the respective hardware when a team wins the Eastern or Western Conference title.
We agree. Why not be different? It only has a 50 per cent success rate, after all. The old superstition didn't work out that well for the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers or Ottawa Senators the past few years now did it.