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Published:June 10th, 2008 21:33 EST
2008 Stanley Cup Champions:  Congratulations Detroit Red Wings

2008 Stanley Cup Champions: Congratulations Detroit Red Wings

By Robert Paul Reyes

If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to hear it fall, does it make a sound? If a team wins the NHL Stanley Cup Championship, and they are ignored by the media does it matter?

Hockey is a great sport and it has a fanatical following in Canada, but it`s a niche sport in this country.

"For the fourth time in 11 seasons, the Detroit Red Wings are the Stanley Cup champions. They used experience and grit to knock out the young up-and-coming Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night with a 3-2 victory in Game 6 of the finals."

Quotation from Associated Press/Ira Podell

The Detroit Red Wings may not get their props from the mainstream media, but this humble Internet writer congratulates them for their great championship season.

Hockey may not be a major league sport in America, but the Stanley Cup trophy is the most famous trophy in all of sports.

"The Stanley Cup is surrounded by numerous legends and traditions, the oldest of which is the celebratory drinking of champagne out of the cup by the winning team. Unlike the trophies awarded by the other three major professional sports leagues of North America, a new Stanley Cup is not made each year; Cup winners keep it until a new champion is crowned."

Quotation from Wikipedia

A few of the Red Wings players took the Stanley Cup to a bar and in the ensuing celebration the Cup was slightly dented.

Detroit Red Wings: Enjoy your victory, and take good care of the Stanley Cup trophy.