EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- More than 1,000 people crammed into the Eden Prairie Community Center hockey rink and several hundred more waited in line. They all came here to see one thing.
Well, and Nick Leddy.
It was Leddy, the former Eden Prairie standout turned Golden Gopher turned Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, who piled out of the black Escalade limousine holding arguably the most famous trophy in all of sports: Lord Stanley's Cup. The 22-year-old Leddy won the Cup as a member of the Blackhawks this year, playing 23 games in the postseason before hoisting the Cup over his head following Chicago's Game 6 win over Boston.
During his 24 hours with the Stanley Cup, Leddy brought it to several restaurants in the Twin Cities on Thursday night. Friday, he wanted to make sure to bring the trophy back to the place he learned how to play the game.
"It's awesome. Obviously today was a great showing, and I appreciate it so much," Leddy said. "This is why I came back here. They proved every reaso...