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Great Stanley Cup Story
Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:28 PM
In a quiet moment that spectacular day, Robitaille looked at his mother and thought about all the early mornings she drove him to practice, even though she was terrified to drive. Thought about all the times she sat in chilled ice arenas ringing her little bell to cheer for her son, even though she herself hadn't skated in 30 years.Thought about all the times she had flown to meet him in all the places he has played -- L.A., Detroit, Pittsburgh and New York -- even if only for one dinner. And he thought, "This is one of the greatest moments of my life."
He sidled up to her and said, "How do you feel?"
"I can't believe you did this for me," she said. "Did you do it because of my health?"
"No, Mom," he said. "Sick or not sick, if you ask me for the Cup, it's coming."
Phil Callihan Editor-in-Chief UMGoBlue.COM