It was the season finale for the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks, but it was so much more for Trevor Linden and all of the Canucks fans in the stands.
It was all but confirmed that the game, the last of the 2007-08 season, would be Trevor Linden’s final in the NHL. The Canucks were already eliminated from the post-season but still played their hearts out so that Linden would get the best possible ending. Linden spent most of his career at the Canucks, and was a huge fan favorite.
So when the game ended, emotions ran high as fans stood, cheering on their hero. And on the other side were the Calgary Flames, with a very special player ready to show his appreciation for Linden in leading the way.
Most of the Flames players had already left the ice, but Iginla led his squad over, and one by one, the Flames players shook their hands with Linden, showing respect for one of the greatest.
Jarome Iginla and Trevor Linden; two leaders. Two legends.