Poll: Are Stanley Cup winning teams wrong for ignoring Liberty’s “Day with the Stanley Cup”?

Photo: Andrei Burakovsky

It doesn’t sound right, at least to me, but it has been done by most Stanley Cup winners.

Part of winning the Stanley Cup includes what is simply the best tradition in all sports, allowing each player to spend a dedicated Stanley Cup day celebrating with friends, family and fans. It’s all about celebrating the individual player and his accomplishments.

Andrei Burakovsky had his second day with the Cup on Wednesday, but you’d never know if you just followed the Colorado Avalanche. They remained silent on the radio between the time Gabriel Landskog returned the trophy to the trophy keeper on Tuesday night and Friday night when it flew to Arturi Likonen in Finland. There is not a single mention of Burakovsky. zoom.

Why, because he is no longer a member of the Colorado Avalanche, having signed with the Seattle Kraken into free agency. But is that really reason enough to stop all the tournament celebrations and stop the radio until the Grail comes out of the darkness on the other side? Not even a picture? Tweet? recognition? simple thank you

Burakowski will always be part of the championship team, and Avalanche will likely embrace that later. Reunions, appearances, and the like are all at Burakowski’s store in Colorado in the future. So why does he ignore his day with the cup?

Before we criticize the avalanche, let’s be clear that most teams behave in a similar way. The Capitals did not send a crew to cover Jay Beagle’s “Day of the Trophy”, Philip Grobauer, Barry Trotz and Lyn Lambert, as they all left the team before their scheduled days with the Cup. But they admitted the days.

Look, I understand. It would probably be a good place where teams can cut costs by deciding not to send a video or crew from social media to cover those who have already left the team. Budgets are tight for everyone. But a simple retweet or a photo of the player with the trophy, the trophy he worked so hard to earn for your team, just seems like good work.

what do you think?

About John Sorensen

John has been a caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Center in 1974. His interest in caps has grown over the decades and has included time as a season ticket holder. Worked as a journalist covering the team for over 10 years, focusing primarily on analysis, analytics, and forecast development.

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