NHL playoff hockey has returned to Detroit. It is nice to see at least one of my teams from Michigan team can win a game against a team from Columbus...
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Following a Detroit playoff tradition, an octopi carcass was thrown on the ice last night. The first one landed on the ice during the 1952 Stanley Cup run, courtesy of the Cusimano brothers (they owned a Detroit fish market). If you know your cephalopods, you will know that an octopus has eight tentacles. In those days it took eight playoff wins to claim the Cup, hence the symbolism of the gesture.
The NHL has said it won't tolerate Joe Louis Arena building manager Al Sobotka picking up the slimy creatures and twirling them around while he is actually standing on the ice. Last night he may come close to violating the policy by spinning the carcass around just before stepping into the Zamboni entrance.