White Hat Sports Headlines

Monday, March 17, 2008

Lord Stanley's Cup

Steve Yzerman

The most prestigious and hardest trophy to win in all of sports is lord Stanley's cup. Now a lot of people will disagree with me on that statement but just look at that trophy. It's the only trophy that has the names of every player from every team that has won and hoisted the cup.

Of all the major sports Hockey may be the last on the totem pole, but the case can be made that the cup is the hardest prize to win when its all said and done. Hockey players have to go through seven games series in all four rounds unlike baseball which only goes seven after the wild card. The NBA has seven games all four rounds but the physical tole is no where near what players in the NHL go through especially when you factor in all the multiple overtime games that last until two or three in the morning. I think that the physical tole that guys in the NHL go through to claim the Stanley Cup is what separates it from the other championships in other major sports.

And how many other championship trophies can you drink your victory champagne out of? How many other trophies allows every member of the winning team from the players all the way down to the trainers.... to get to have the cup to themselves for a day to do whatever they want with it? How many other trophies require year round special supervision by the same two guys in white gloves to make sure that nothing happens to it and have to take it apart when it has to travel? It sounds ridiculous but to me it is the best and hardest to win given it's tradition.

~Derek Gause~

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