The Legend of the Octopus is a sports tradition during Detroit Red Wings home playoff games where octopi are thrown onto the ice surface. The origins of the activity go back to the 1952 playoffs, when a National Hockey League team played two best-of-seven series to capture the Stanley Cup. The octopus, having eight arms, symbolized the number of playoff wins necessary for the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup. The practice started April 15, 1952 when Pete and Jerry Cusimano, brothers and storeowners in Detroit’s Eastern Market, hurled an octopus into the rink of The Old Red Barn. The team swept the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens en route to winning the championship, as well as winning two of the next three championships.
What pisses me off is that people just assume Boston is going to knock Detroit out. they don’t even consider Detroit. Detroit may have struggled to get here but we’re here and we aren’t going anywhere without a fight.
When my alarm goes off in the morning