Yes, it's tradition, but players should have a choice
So let's say Flames goalie Jamie McLennan hadn't been suspended -- in this world, anything is possible -- and he was in the handshake line at the end of the Calgary-Detroit series.
Would the Wings' Johan Franzen, who had taken a stick swipe to the midsection from McLennan, have shaken his hand?
Or, perhaps more appropriate, should he have?
The answers probably are yes and no.
And were Wild winger Derek Boogaard and coach Jacques Lemaire wrong or tacky for skipping ...
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