Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/1/12

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 22: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Boston Bruins on October 22, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Last year, we saw the introduction of two new traditions in the days leading up to the NHL's Winter Classic: The 24/7 series, and on-ice engagements. Granted, we didn't quite know the latter was going to become a tradition until Sunday afternoon, but clearly it has. The day before the 2011 Winter Classic, a friend of Mike Green used his connection to pop the question on the ice. Sunday afternoon, history repeated itself, as Claude Giroux's sister Isabelle got engaged there: For the record, I don't suspect Isabelle will be allowing her brother to retell the engagement story at the wedding. Let's all relive Claude's version of the events: "He called me, Eric, and he's like, 'I'm gonna propose to your sister, when should I do it?' And I'm like, 'Just do it on the ice,' and he was skating around for a half an hour, he was all nervous, like, 'I don't know how to do it,' and I'm like, 'Grow some balls, just do it.'" How cute. I don't have any problem with saying I find this all very touc...
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