NHL’s “Handshake” commercial highlights one of the best traditions in sports

The handshake line in hockey is one of the best traditions in all of sports. Losing teams quickly dash off the field in baseball, football and basketball. In hockey, the players are forced to congratulate their opponent which often leads to some memorable exchanges. 

Here the NHL capitalizes on the tradition in a commercial simply titled "Handshake". The video takes us back through recent handshakes and ones from years ago, showing that there's just as much history made in the handshake line as their is in the game which proceeded it. 

The NHL's marketing hasn't been quite the same since their outstanding "History Will Be Made" campaign, but the idea that the Cup isn't won until you shake on it makes for a tremendous commercial. 

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