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The Anaheim Ducks did what many a hockey pundit predicted they would do back when the season began: they won the Stanley Cup. The Mighty Senators Of Ottawa played well all year and crushed their playoff opponents, but just couldn't seal the deal in the final series. Now, for the first time ever, the Cup is going to California.
How did the Ducks do it? Through a combination of good sportsmanship, clean play, and a classy demeanor on the ice at all times. It's always good to see that.
As for individual players, Scott and Rob Niedermayer get to take the Cup home to mom together, and now Rob might be included in the will. No more suffering in Scotty's shadow. No sir.
Oh, and everybody loves Chris Pronger, so his hoisting of the Cup will forever be a cherished moment in NHL history. ..