The Stanley Cup
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The Stanley Cup

The History of the Stanley Cup & it's three versions.

The Stanley Cup (the National Hockey League's premiere prize Cup) has a rich history. To date, there have been three cups in existence. The original Stanley Cup came about in 1892.
It was presented to the winning amateur hockey team in Canada by Sir Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston. It was nick-named the "Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup" and was utilized from it's inception in 1892 to 1970 when it was placed in the Vault Room at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada. 
The Cup stopped circulating in 1963, when the National Hockey League president, Clarence Campbell, believed the Cup had become too brittle to continue being handed out as the trophy.
He sanctioned a new Stanley Cup, nick-named the "Presentation Cup", and it is what is continued to be presented to this day. The way to tell if it's the true Cup is by the Hockey Hall 
of Fame seal on the bottom of the Cup. The third Cup is a replica of the "Presentation Cup"; it was made in 1993 by Montreal silversmith, Louise St. Jacques, and is used in the Hockey Hall of Fame when the real Cup is unavailable. Every team's winning players' names are engraved onto the rings of the Cup.
The rings on the Stanley Cup are detachable; when they fill up with engravings, the oldest band is removed & placed into the Vault at the Hockey Hall of Fame. A new band is then added.
The original Stanley Cup.
The original Stanley Cup.
After winning the Stanley Cup, Malkin gives it a big kiss.
After winning the Stanley Cup, Malkin gives it a big kiss.
“...the cup had become too brittle to continue...”
A beautiful shot of the Cup.
A beautiful shot of the Cup.
The Leafs, 1967, Stanley Cup Champions pose with their prize.
The Leafs, 1967, Stanley Cup Champions pose with their prize.

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