Found November 01, 2013 on NESN.com:
Members of the St. Louis Blues say they are trying to change the culture of celebration in the NHL. The post-goal scoring celebratory team high five has been customary throughout the hockey world. Members of the squad that do the scoring typically make a loop toward their bench to celebrate with their teammates, but members of the Blues organization say their team is above all of that, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis players will no longer celebrate goals with their teammates on the bench. “That came from a few gentlemen who used to play here,” winger David Backes said. “They felt like the going through the line thing was a high school, college type of play.” The change has been most noticeable over the last two games. In wins over Nashville and Winnipeg, the players involved in the goal-scoring have raised their arms and smiled in celebration but, “there has been no skate to the bench for a Conga line of high-fives,” as the Post-Dispatch put it. “I think this is...
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