There's this insane superstition/curse about the Stanley Cup for the Rangers. When the Rangers won the Cup in the 1939-40 season, they had finally paid off (at the time) the mortgage for the rink. So, to celebrate--
--the management team for The Rangers decided to burn the mortgage papers in the Stanley Cup, itself, while other members decided to, ahem, urinate in the cup to also celebrate the victory and the paid off mortgage. Fans feared they had cursed the team with those acts, because they didn't win again until 54 years later, and not again since!
1939-40 Rangers win.
“...The Rangers decided to burn the mortgage papers...”