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Loyalty, sense of family the real key behind Wings' latest Cup win

Updated: June 5, 2008, 3:34 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- When Nicklas Lidstrom took the Stanley Cup from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman late Wednesday night and presented it to his teammates, he became the first player born and trained in Europe to captain a Stanley Cup champion.

And, to be sure, this finely tuned Detroit team that finally beat back a stubborn Pittsburgh Penguins team by a 3-2 count in the decisive Game 6 has dispelled the old myth that you can't win a championship with a team front-loaded with European players.

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