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From the heart and mind of a father

Ray Ferraro, Matthew Barnaby, the Keeper of the Cup and five Conn Smythe candidates take a ride on the Zamboni.

Updated: May 13, 2002, 5:34 PM ET
By John Buccigross | Special to ESPN.com

Raymond Ferraro limped out of the St. Louis Blues dressing room and into an entirely new life.

Since he took his first strides on ice as a toddler in British Columbia, playing hockey has been the centerpiece of his existence. Hundreds of youth hockey games and 1,258 NHL regular-season games later, Chicken Parm is done. He played his last non-Celebrity/Old Timers game Saturday in Detroit. Never again will he play a hockey game of any meaning.

Ferraro hobbled out of the visitors' dressing ...

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