Adam Foote played his last game as an NHL player yesterday afternoon. It seems only fair that today's Cupcakes are all about him.
they were in Denver, playing the Colorado Avalanche, and it was Adam Foote’s last shift after 19 seasons in the NHL. So the referee let the defenceman mug Teemu Hartikainen and instead sent off Oilers winger Liam Reddox for tripping Matt Duchene.
"I don’t know if a guy earns those things over time, but if you’re not going to call that one, then don’t call the other," said Oilers coach Tom Renney. "Erase the tapes and let the teams decide who is going to win the game."
How can I not quote The Man of the Hour? This one on Yahoo.
"Thank you for your support, and I love you all," Foote said in a farewell broadcast over the public address system.
"I’m just so happy to be able to play in that one," Foote said later. "It’s hard when you play a game when you’re on a team and you’ve got this everything’s about me (perception). My teammates were so great about it. They really supported me, and I thank them."
This was a preview by CBC for the game. I think we can agree that the team did put a bit more of an effort, and that the fans got to say their Goodbyes to him.
Foote can probably expect some extra effort from his teammates as they try to send him out with a win.
"It's going to be exciting, especially with [Foote's] last game," said forward Brandon Yip, who has three goals in the past two games. "We definitely want to put together a strong effort and get a win for him."
This is a slightly older article. But still all about Footer.
"That’s what I think of, really, when I look back, that run of about eight to 10 years when every day you went to the rink knowing it was going to be a great time, there was a good chance you were going to win and there was no stress, You never worried about going on a bad skid. There wasn’t a day that went by when you didn’t enjoy it. I’d say that was a pretty good run."