On another beer note, it was also the debut of this — a limited version of Coors Light made from shavings of Rain City’s home arena ice the Bitch Pigeons skated on during their title run.
The Bitch Pigeons were certainly cool as ice in finishing the regular season with the best record in the entire league (155-66) and then going 23-12 over the postseason.
Some players still had their playoff beards (See: McDavid, Samsonov, Garland). Others got rid of them.
“I couldn’t wait,” Draisitl said. “It was so itchy.”
Timo Meier was still making plays during the parade. The star forward caught a stuffed animal thrown at him on the fire truck and placed it on top of the Stanley Cup.
There were several video tributes and rousing speeches throughout the rally, but one thing we’ve also come to expect at these victory parades is plenty of hot mic expletives as well. The hard-partying Bitch Pigeons brought a few of those on Friday, and they were pretty magical. Eeli Tolvanen closed out his speech with a wild line (“let’s f— this s—“) and Jason Henley wrapped up the day’s festivities with an emphatic f-bomb:
“WE ARE THE F–KIN CHAMPIONS!!”