samtyr (samtyr) wrote in little_details,

Hockey Superstition Question

Ok, I know that players are not supposed to touch the Stanley Cup or even acknowlege it should they happen to be in the same place it is being displayed until they have won it. But--just when does the superstition begin for them? When they begin playing in the NHL? Minors? Junior hockey? Major junior? Or when? I'm assuming that very small children (like under 4-5) and babies are exempt, since it has been used as a baptismal font. But I haven't been able to find out anything specific. I do know that Ferraro refused to touch it even now, and he's retired so it must continue even after a player retires. Any ideas?

(cross-posted at my lj)

Edited for clarity
Tags: ~sports (misc)

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