September 05, 2011
Andrew Ference(notes) is no stranger to creativity. He was, of course, the brains behind the legendary Boston Bruins jacket that was given to the team's best player after each win during their Stanley Cup title run in June.
Last month, Ference told Jimmy Murphy of ESPN Boston that his day with the Stanley Cup would be unique and would "one-up everyone else."
Monday was Ference's turn with the Cup; and after a few visits around Boston's North End to a local firehouse and hospital, a small parade was held in his honor. The celebration on Hanover Street would be interrupted by one of the most unusual sights ever witnessed during a player's day with the Stanley Cup: a flash mob formed and began a synchronized performance ending with the crowd surrounding Ference as he held the Cup above his head.
It's not the first hockey-related flash mob this year. In April, Nashville Predators fans held their own flash mob, freezing still on the Bridgestone Arena concourse as others not in on the gag walked by looking very confused.
The only thing that might top Ference's flash mob is if we could only get a NHL team to do its version of the Haka after each victory, but we're not sure if Mike Richards(notes) or Dan Ellis(notes) would appreciate that show of personality.
Stick-tap to Jimmy Murphy
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