Just what is it about this 120-year old, 34.5-pound piece of silver and nickel that inspires such intense responses and makes NHL players willing to give their eyeteeth for it?
Maybe it’s because you don’t just win the Stanley Cup, you become a part of it. For all-time. Every player who is part of a Stanley Cup championship team has his named engraved on the trophy for posterity. Each member of the winning team also gets to spend a day with the Cup at a place his choosing.