Third String Goalies don’t really get a day with the Cup

The happy feller you see in the middle of the picture is Brad Thiessen. Only the most die-hard hockey fans would know his name. He was with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they won the Cup this year, but he didn’t dress. He was just sort of…. there. A back up plan in case Marc-Andre Fleury or Dany Sabourin missed the team bus.

Wel, the NHL and the Penguins reminded him that he won the Cup, but didn’t really win the Cup. Instead of giving him the actual Cup, it appears they rented one of LiL Jon’s Pimp Cups and sent that to Abbotsford, British Columbia. Look at those kids though.They look so happy. Except for the one in red. He seems to be looking for the exit.

(From the Aldergrove Star. Less circulation than the Detroit Free Press)

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