Adam Henrique and the life of an NHL rookie in the Stanley Cup Final (Puck Daddy)
NEWARK -- As New Jersey Devils rookie Adam Henrique goes through his first Stanley Cup Final experience, he has some history off the ice with the trophy he and the Los Angeles Kings are battling for.
When Rob Blake won the Cup in 2001 with the Colorado Avalanche, he brought it home to Simcoe, Ont. Henrique's hometown of Burford wasn't far away, so the then-11-year old soaked in the entire experience as Blake celebrated. There was a parade and finally a party at Blake's house where guest of honor, Stanley, was on display.
Henrique saw the Cup, but from a distance. He didn't touch it under orders from his father. Seeing the Cup in person only further kept Henrique dreaming that one day there would be a similar party going on in Burford.
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