“George Gwozdecky can’t help but smile each time he sees a photograph of Rod Brind’Amour hoisting the Stanley Cup moments after the Carolina Hurricanes won the silver prize in June.The University of Denver hockey coach was an assistant at Michigan State nearly 20 years ago when he recruited the then-teenage star, who played one year for the Spartans before embarking on what has been a highly successful NHL career.
Brind’Amour, whose Hurricanes meet the Avalanche tonight at the Pepsi Center (7:30 MT) finally got to hold the Cup in his 17th season, and the photo depicting his unbridled joy has graced the covers of several hockey publications…..”
Brind’Amour is currently 5th on the NHL stats list with 26 assists.
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There’s a direct link to the English language US ballot for the 2007 NHL All-Star game, or you can use http://tinyurl.com/yzu27e. Remember to vote Rod Brind’Amour, Erik Cole, and Eric Staal for Eastern conference forwards, and Cam Ward for Eastern Conference goalie.