Pulpos y el hockey
Published Saturday, September 09, 2006 by Spyder | E-mail this post
Existe una tradición muy curiosa entre los fans del equipo de hockey americano de los Detroit Red Wings
, los cuales en la temporada de playoffs lanzan siempre algún pulpo a la pista de hielo; el pulpo ya está muerto, por si algunos dudaban...Octopus On Ice
For nearly 50 years, hockey fans in Detroit have been throwing octopi on to the ice after a big win by the Red Wings. This started on April 15, 1952 during the Red Wings' Stanley Cup run. Two brothers, Pete and Jerry Cusimano, who owned a fish shop in Detroit threw an octopus on the ice during a game in Detroit. Each tentacle of the octopus was symbolic of a win in the playoffs. Back then, the NHL had just six teams and eight wins (two best-of-seven series) were needed to win the Stanley Cup. The largest octopus to be thrown on the ice was a 50 pounder in 1996. The creature was proundly displayed on the hood of the Zamboni while the ice at the Joe Louis Arena was being cleaned between periods.