The Chicago Blackhawks once again got a chance to victoriously hoist the famous Stanley Cup just as they did in 2013 and 2010. This trophy is one of the biggest and most prominent in professional sporting history, but do you know why? There are plenty of recent stories of the adventures on which the Stanley Cup has been. That’s not surprising, as each player and staff member on the winning team gets to spend 24 hours with it. The history of this award goes back to the 1880s, starting as $50 silver cup, and eventually becomes one of the most coveted and largest trophies in the world. But sometimes, it isn’t always treated as carefully as you would think.
“While the Cup was on tour in Slovakia, right winger Marian Hossa ate pierogies out of it. […] The Cup has been stolen, nearly stolen and misplaced multiple times, including once in Chicago […] when a Montreal fan tried to steal it from its case while the alarms were turned off. […] There have been other notable mishaps. Members of the Ottawa Senators drop-kicked the trophy into a canal while celebrating their championship win in 1905. No one bothered to retrieve it until the next day.”
Have you ever seen the Stanley Cup in person? If you were part of the winning team, how would you spend your 24 hours with this historic trophy?