BOSTON — You can count defenseman Dennis Seidenberg among those unsure how to celebrate with the Stanley Cup once he gets his hands on it for his allotted day this summer.
The Bruins blueliner has ties both to his native Germany and areas of the U.S. that he’d like to celebrate with.
“I’m really torn,” he said. “A lot of people in Germany expect me to bring it home. But I haven’t been home for five years and I kind of don’t want to travel. I want to relax and stay in one spot for now. The other thing would be Jersey, where my wife is from. We’ve spent summers there the last seven, eight years.”
According to German journalist Heiko Oldoerp. Uwe Krupp, the first German to ever win the Cup, didn’t bring it back to Germany back in 1996. So Seidenberg would be the first to do that. A party with the Cup might also earn Seidenberg some measure of notoriety, considering that — as Oldoerp explained — Germany doesn’t get NHL games on television, so if Seidenberg walked down the street back home he’d hardly be recognized.
“I don’t really care too much if I get recognized or not,” said Seidenberg. “That doesn’t really bother me. I know what we did here and that’s all that matters.”