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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:45 am 
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2 ... 194267002/

Seriously? That's the first thing I would do with it! Fill that bad boy up with some Montucky Cold Snacks and go to town! No hitting no keg stands!!! F'n league! Capitals ruined that shit for everyone!

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Keg stands will soon join scuba diving, skydiving and jumping into swimming pools as endeavors not on the Hockey Hall of Fame’s approved list of Stanley Cup celebration activities.

The Washington Capitals, who recently won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, have been the first NHL team to do a considerable number of keg stands, which involves players being held, feet in the air, while drinking from the Cup.

Washington Post hockey writer Isabelle Khurshudyan has reported that the Hockey Hall of Fame is concerned that the practice, which requires gripping the bowl, could damage the 126-year-old Stanley Cup.

“I have nothing against keg stands,” Hockey Hall of Fame vice president Phil Pritchard told USA TODAY Sports. “My goal is only to preserve the Stanley Cup. If they could do keg stands without grabbing the Cup, then great. But if you put weight on it, then it will affect the Cup.”

Pritchard said earlier this summer that nothing is etched in stone about what is and isn’t allowed when celebrating with the Stanley Cup. The rule is simple: Be respectful to the trophy, the community, the sport and the history of the game.


Pritchard said players are almost always mindful of that, and he lauded the Capitals for being respectful while aggressively partying with the Stanley Cup this summer. The Capitals went out of their way to bring the Cup to fans.

“We’ve just finished with the Washington Capitals staff and players and the guys have been unbelievable,” Pritchard said. “Every one of them. They get it, but they are having fun. From the time Alex Ovechkin showed every emotion on the ice when they won until yesterday when Alex Chiasson was the last player, they’ve been awesome.”

Pritchard said when the Hall’s objection to Cup stands is explained to players, they are understanding.

“Some guys really want to do it, but they get it, and they don’t want to damage the Cup,” Pritchard said. “Players have a lot of respect for the Cup they know how hard they worked to earn it."


Through the years, the Stanley Cup has known many adventures. It has been to 25 countries, and to the bottom of Mario Lemieux’s pool. Twice, would-be thieves tried unsuccessfully to steal the Cup. In 1924, the Montreal Wanderers left it by the side of the road when they stopped to change a tire on an automobile.

The Cup has been used as a bait bucket. It has been a baptismal font. It has been a prop in a marriage proposal. It was flown in a helicopter piloted by Guy Lafleur. It has been filled with French fries topped with gravy, per Canadian tradition.

But the Hall would prefer that players not do any more handstands on the Stanley Cup.

Please.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:57 am 
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“I have nothing against keg stands,” Hockey Hall of Fame vice president Phil Pritchard told USA TODAY Sports.


Love that quote :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:30 am 
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Now I'm really hoping the Caps repeat :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:18 pm 
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That's fine, I'd rather not hear that the Cup got irreparably damaged because a big dude got dropped face-first onto it. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:58 pm 
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The weight will stress fatigue the metal, it would break eventually. This is a good call.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:01 pm 
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I don't see the big deal with not doing them. Just pick it up and drink out of it like they have for decades.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:05 pm 
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Send a stunt double cup for the risky stuff that they want to do.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:09 pm 
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They've added rules over the years given what people have done with it--no more boat trips, no more strip clubs--but I'm not sure they have anything specifically banning throwing it into swimming pools. I think the only thing they took exception to was that one time someone throwing it didn't quite put enough oomph on it and it bounced off the edge on the way in.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:58 pm 
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It's a replica cup anyways - no big whoop. Adds character.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:10 pm 
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Logical Progression wrote:
It's a replica cup anyways - no big whoop. Adds character.


Is it? In that case no rules, use it for whatever.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:19 pm 
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No it's not a replica. The replica stays at the Hall of Fame.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 7b14a3c03a

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Part of the cup’s lore is that the same trophy gets presented every year, and that fans can go see it at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. “There’s only one,” reported one profile of Phil Pritchard, the Hall of Fame official who follows the cup wherever it goes.

But there are actually three.

After Queen Victoria appointed Lord Stanley of Preston to become Canada’s governor general in 1888, he and his children were quick converts to the sensation sweeping the nation: ice hockey. In 1892, he purchased a fancy punch bowl from Sheffield, England, for about $1,200 in today’s dollars, to be awarded to Canada’s best hockey team. The Hall of Fame shows off this fragile gem in a climate-controlled case, behind ropes, like the Mona Lisa.

After adding a series of rings to list all the winners, the trophy was nicknamed “The Stovepipe Cup.” In 1947, the National Hockey League replaced this somewhat silly-looking trophy with the redesigned “Presentation Cup,” which is the one players parade around the ice today. Since 1995, each player on the winning team has gotten custody of the cup for a day or two, when they take it home to Sweden, Slovakia and the former Soviet Union, among countless destinations. During those stops, the cup has been used for everything from a baptismal font to a dog’s food dish to a prop for the dancers at an Edmonton strip club.

Because the “Presentation Cup” travels about 300 days a year, the Hall of Fame created a third trophy in 1993, the “Replica Cup,” to keep on permanent display.


So yeah it ain't the original bowl Lord Stanley himself purchased but it's legit. They wouldn't pay a guy to follow it around if it was just a replica.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:09 am 
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Wait a second -- there's 3? That's insane. Thomas Crowne Affair.


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