Ducks plan parade routes

TERRY JONES

, Last Updated: 1:17 AM ET

ANAHEIM - The Montreal Canadiens used to announce that the Stanley Cup parade would "follow the usual route."

Rookie Dustin Penner announced his Stanley Cup parade will follow his old paper route.

"I'm going to be so happy to take the Cup home to Winkler, Man.," he said. "I want to take it on my old paper route, to the gas station where I worked ... I just can't wait."

"I'm sure it's going pretty crazy back there," said the Duck. "I can't wait. I just can't wait."

He'll have to. First the Cup will have to be paraded around the parking lot at the Honda Centre. No Disneyland parade like the Angels when they won the World Series. The Ducks are no longer owned by Disney.

And Penner, as was the case with the other young Ducks like Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, etc.. when it came time to take their turns carrying the Stanley Cup around the ice here last night, will have to wait before some of their team- mates take their turns.

Like former Winnipeg Jet Teemu Selanne who finally won it after 15 years. "I'm taking it to Regina," said Getzlaf of his home town. "I don't know what the rules are. I'd like to take it to Calgary, too," said the former junior star of the Hitmen.

Getzlaf, who was still on the ice an hour after the game along with several other members of the team, said he'd only made one phone call.

"I called my brother at training camp in Hamilton," he said of Chris Getzlaff at the CFL camp of the Tiger-Cats.

"This is unbelievable. This is the greatest feeling in the world. It's indescribable. It's the best experience in the world.

"To win this when you're young ... no matter what happens, they can't take this away. It's just so awesome to win it and look around the room at Teemu Salanne, who waited all these years and be able to share this with him. He waited his whole career and we all wanted to win it for him."

Selanne said it was everuthing he thought it would be.

"Absolutely!

"Obviously, I have to wait a long time for something unbelievable. It really makes it more special.

"I can't imagine being able to win it in our own building," said the Duck in his second tour of duty in Anaheim.

"I've been here for such a long time. I played so many games for this dream. There have been times when I didn't know if it was going to happen. But the last two years back here have been by far the best part of my life. I enjoy it every day. That's why this is so special for me. There's so many people to thank. It's a dream come true."

Especially, he said, the part about hoisting the Cup.

"It was just like I couldn't believe it. It's so much work, so many years to dream about that moment. So I don't know what to say.

"It was emotional and I was so happy my parents were here, my brothers, my friends. It was very special."

The Cup will probably have to go to Finland before it gets to Winkler.


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