It's one of the great traditions of hockey, the way two teams line up for handshakes at the end of a playoff series. But in the euphoria of last night's Stanley Cup championship, did young Sidney Crosby stiff Detroit captain Nicklas Lidstrom? This comes from the Detroit Free Press:
Detroit captain Nicklas Lidstrom was up front, followed by alternate captain Kris Draper, congratulating many of the new champions while waiting for Pittsburgh’s captain.
"Nick was waiting and waiting, and Crosby didn’t come over to shake his hand," Draper told an Associated Press reporter a couple hours after the game, as he was leaving Joe Louis Arena. "That’s ridiculous, especially as their captain, and make sure you write that I said that!"
I'd love to see the video on this (check the comments below for a link) to determine what really happened, but if true, that's a major misstep by Crosby. When the other team lines up you're supposed to get in there and show respect to each member of your opponent, not just the ones you get around to.