Blackhawks: Steve Larmer 'intrigued' by playoff handshakes

Blackhawks: Steve Larmer 'intrigued' by playoff handshakes
July 19, 2014, 11:15 pm
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CSN Staff

Shaking hands with your opponent at the end of a Stanley Cup playoff series may be difficult if you're the losing team. But it's also considered to be one of the greatest traditions in sports, and former Blackhawks forward Steve Larmer can attest to that.

"One of the greatest things to watch (you hate to see a team lose) but the handshakes at the end of the playoff series, I'm intrigued by it still to this day," he said.

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Blackhawks radio analyst Troy Murray agrees, even though it has led to scuffles in the past.

"I think it's a great tradition," he said. "What's left on the ice is over and done with, and the series is done."

Check out the full video above, including comments from Brandon Saad and Brent Seabrook.