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Lightning reveal Dave Andreychuk statue

Apr 5, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning unveiled a statue in honor of former high-scoring forward Dave Andreychuk on Saturday, cementing a moment when the veteran winger helped the franchise when its (and his) only Stanley Cup.

“This is a proud day for me and my family,” Andreychuk said. “The Stanley Cup Championship was the ultimate goal for me and to be immortalized outside the Times Forum is an absolute honor. I hope the statue serves as a testament to that 2004 team and all the great fans that supported us during that championship run. I would like to thank Mr. Vinik and the Lightning organization for making this possible.”

Here’s video of the scene:

There is also a nice photo of Andreychuk discussing the statue:

  1. zetaone - Apr 5, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    The statue looks… off.. to me. Like some dude wearing basketball shorts and a sweatshirt..

    • pfhockey - Apr 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      Same here, and I’m a bolts fan, needless to say I was a bit disappointed.

  2. c9castine - Apr 5, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    i mean congratulations to Andreychuk on recognition of a stellar career…

    but thats freakin awful. doesnt even look like a hockey player, unless the time period is like, 1930.

  3. esracerx46 - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Glad I’m not the only one. Looks like a basketball player in shoulder pads on skates. Nothing is defined. Just blah

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 6, 2014 at 2:15 AM

      Well, they did get the Stanley Cup right.

  4. esracerx46 - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    ” I just want to thank everyone for making this day necessary ”

    Yogi Berra

  5. billyblackout - Apr 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    The Tampa Bay Lightning should be ashamed of how ugly that statue is.

  6. bsaures - Apr 6, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    The awfulness of the statue aside anyone else questioning why a guy who only played 4 seasons at the tail end of his career gets a statue before some like st loius, Richards, or Lecavalier who played alot longer there and played major roles on the cup team as well

  7. sportsfaninyyc - Apr 6, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Calgary Flames were robbed that year in Game 6. TB’s Cup should have an asterisk.

  8. 5150vh - Apr 6, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    A Dave Andreychuk statue? PFFT! Gretzky & Lemieux are worthy of statues but Andreychuk? Whatever, I guess. What can you expect from a hockey mad place like Tampa that refers to the Stanley Cup as the “world championship”.

  9. muckleflugga - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:25 AM


    flames were not robbed …

    no one including flames noticed the play until the game panel made it an issue after the period ended …

    after which the video was broken-down with the puck and its place in space being determined by simple orthographic projection

    relying on given fixed dimensions of puck and goal the puck was proven to be three inches outside the goal … never actually touching the goal line

    chaos theory suggests that had it been called a goal, events following would have changed all following events … perhaps proponents of would-be goal can rationalize how that goal in and of itself would have won the cup

    who can say if tampa would not have scored more goals in a rally or if flames would have scored more goals enjoying a surge

    conjecture is for excuse makers and science fiction writers

  10. themagicfanguy - Apr 7, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    @5150 Oh look, another blind hater who thinks that a hockey team can’t be well supported because it’s in Tampa even though the fans here love the team and support it better than many northern markets would.

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