Throughout its long and colorful history, The Lord Stanley Cup has ended up on the frozen Rideau Canal (Ottawa, 1902), been left on the roadside after a flat tire (Montreal 1924), stolen from a showcase by a fan (Montreal, 1962), and given a whirlwind tour of New York's bars, nightclubs and firehouses (New York 1994). Full-time security for the Stanley Cup has been required since 1995.
If the Cup Could Talk - The Stanley Cup has no equal in sports, no trophy past, present, or future, that can match its bearing and dignity. The Cup finally has a chance to tell its tales--why three are no names for the 1919 season, who was the first player to lift the Cup and take it to the people, the keepers honored with escorting it through victory celebrations. We her of the Cup's beginnings and the road it has traveled to the end of its first century. Knowing these stories can enrich the Cup's future. No matter what the hi jinks or tragedies, the Cup's charisma only heightens with time.
Why Is the Stanley Cup in Mario Lemieux's Swimming Pool? : How Winners Celebrate With the World's Most Famous Cup - The Stanley Cup, steeped in tradition and lore, revered by any player to set foot on the ice-drop-kicked into a canal?! Follow the true exploits of the most celebrated of sport's trophies beyond the champagne toasts and all-star embraces. Why is the Stanley Cup in Mario Lemieux's Swimming Pool is a wild, globe-trotting romp filled with zany, surprising, and often touching accounts of what really happens once hockey's greatest quest has been conquered and the celebration begins-off the ice.
What did the sport's greatest players do when, king for a day, they spent an eventful twenty-four hours with the Stanley Cup? The prestigious trophy has held everything from beer to infants, and has been carted from Moscow's Red Square to Bob's Big Boy.