Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pan vrs Octopussy

Tomorrow's a big night in Hally, as all maritimers gather to watch good ol' hockey night. Pittsburgh Penguins vrs Detroit Red Wings in Game #87 of this years Stanley Cup Playoffs

Right- Sidney Crosby Left -Nicklas Lidstrom

"SID the KID" Sidney Crosby #87 from Cole Harbour Halifax , NS

Sid the Kid has been hidden, thanks to Zetterberg's defense

Conn Smythe winner Henrik Zetterberg #40 ...

Baby goat =kid or Pan "in his goat-god aspect"
Pan acts as a homage to the Greek goat-shaped god of Arcadia. Standing for nature’s life force, the bucolic, the hidden libido of the paysage and its fauna, Pan is represented as a horny goat playing pipes, calling all to join him in frolicking.

Aphrodite, Eros and Pan


Legend of the Octopus is a sports tradition during Detroit Red Wings home playoff games in which an octopus is thrown onto the ice surface for good luck.

Don Cherrys flowery jacket is no match for the ohmigod-it’s-so-cute-I-just-want-to-eat-it-up plush octopus the “new NHL” wants them to throw on the ice in Detroit in place of the old, apparently unsafe, kind.

Nicklas Lidstrom w/ Stanley Cup, after last year's win
Can the Detroit Red Wings Bring the Stanley Cup Back to Hockeytown?
Detroit reporter tries to buy an octopus in Pittsburgs
Ben Shmitt, a reporter with the Detroit Free Press, did more than just attend Games 3 and 4 in Pittsburgh. He decided to take in some of the local culture and sights.
Oh, and he tried to buy an octopus for the game.
Saturday June 13 Update

Penguins clip Red Wings to win Stanley Cup//Perfect ending for Crosby as Pens lift Stanley Cup
DETROIT -- You have to love Sidney Crosby and his completely transparent devotion to his myriad superstitions.

Sidney Crosby became the youngest captain in NHL history to be handed Lord Stanley's Cup after his Penguins edged Detroit 2-1 in Game 7
"Odds were stacked against the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night due to not having home ice advantage, but although they weren't able to capitalize on a power play during the first period, the folks at the Elks club in Uniontown were confident in their win."

From left: Annie Renze, Patti Malec, and Roni Snyder, cheer for the Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 Stanley Cup victory in the Uniontown Elks on Friday evening. Vanna Weaver

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