History of the NHL Stanley Cup Trophy

Since the 2014 NHL Playoffs officially started last night, I thought I’d share the storied history behind the sports world’s most prized, tradition rich championship trophy – the Stanley Cup.

Hockey players may not be able to touch this venerable silver chalice before earning it. However, they can certainly read about it here.

Considered the most revered championship trophy in all of professional sports, this coveted Canadian cup was originally advocated by a genuine British royal.

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