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Mark Recchi glides out of NHL as a champion

Veteran ends career after helping Bruins win title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — There was no press release. No teary announcement. No quiet disappearance into a life on the links.

Last night, Mark Recchi retired from the NHL in the best manner possible, with the Stanley Cup over his head. After Zdeno Chara lifted the Cup and had his time with the trophy, he handed it to Recchi.

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