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What is the Stanley Cup?
The Stanley Cup is the trophy presented to the champion of the National Hockey League (NHL) each year.
The NHL playoffs are called the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the championship series is called the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Stanley Cup trophy is sometimes simply called the Cup. Winning the NHL championship is commonly referred to as winning the Stanley Cup or winning the Cup.
Unlike championship trophies in many other professional sports, a new Stanley Cup trophy is not made each year for the winning team to keep forever. Instead, the names of the players, coach, and some staff members of the winning team are engraved onto part of the trophy, which stays in possession of the team for a year (including, per tradition, one day with each member of the winning team).
The Stanley Cup trophy is known for being large compared to many other professional sports trophies—it’s three feet tall and weighs about 34 pounds (about 15 kg)
When are the Stanley Cup Finals?
The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on May 11, 2021. The 2021 Stanley Cup Finals are expected to occur some time in early July (depending on the length of earlier playoff rounds).
The Stanley Cup Finals are usually held in late May or June. It is a best-of-seven series and can last up to two weeks.
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Who is the Stanley Cup named after?
The Stanley Cup is named for Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, Lord Stanley of Preston, a British politician who served as Canada’s governor general in the 1890s. Lord Stanley purchased the trophy in 1892 to be awarded to the champions of Canadian hockey. The NHL acquired ownership of the cup in 1926. (The word cup is used in the name of other cup-shaped trophies and competitions named after them, including the sailing competition known as America’s Cup).
How many Stanley Cups are there?
The original cup was retired in 1962 to prevent further wear and tear. The newly designed trophy introduced at that time is informally known as the “Presentation” Cup. A replica of this was made in 1993 to be kept at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The bands on the cup that’s presented to champions can be replaced when new space is needed for engraving their names.
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How is the Stanley Cup discussed in real life?
NHL champions are often said to have won the Stanley Cup. The trophy itself is known for being unique in that a new one is not made every year. Instead, it’s engraved with the names of the winners, who famously get to spend a day with it.
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It’s hard to stand out in the same division with the defending Stanley Cup champions … especially when they also happen to be among the favorites to run it back and win again.The Florida Panthers Haven’t Made A Real Playoff Run In Decades. That Could Change This Year.|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|February 26, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
At the same time, a playoff meeting or — more specifically and dramatically — a Stanley Cup meeting is not out of the question.The NHL’s Most Bitter Rivalry Is On Pause. But It Could Come Back With A Vengeance.|Terrence Doyle|February 18, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
On the ice, last year’s Stanley Cup winner, the Tampa Bay Lightning, still looks dominant, but there have been some surprises, too.
Surprisingly, Vancouver’s Braden Holtby, a former Vezina Trophy winner and Stanley Cup champion with the Washington Capitals, is also at the bottom of the list.The NHL’s Canadian teams are scoring a lot. Like, a lot, a lot.|Neil Greenberg|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
After the Lightning won last season’s Stanley Cup, they entered the offseason with a little over $5 million to play with and a number of restricted free agents to sign.The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Skating It Back By Sliding Just Under The Salary Cap|Julian McKenzie|February 2, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Anthony Goldstein probably chose a trip to the Quidditch World Cup over his Birthright trip to Israel.
Stanley Richards, Senior Vice President of the Fortune Society, gave a tour along with a few residents.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Soak the cranberries in ¾ cup cranberry juice for 15 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His ups and downs professionally outside of the World Cup are a vital a part of his story in the book.
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And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.
She thrust a bare, white arm from the curtain which shielded her open door, and received the cup from his hands.
A quite young child will, for example, pretend to do something, as to take an empty cup and carry out the semblance of drinking.Children's Ways|James Sully
His pacing had brought him to the opposite end of the board, where stood the cup of wine madame had poured for Marius.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
She gave him his cup of tea, with the same gesture that had charmed Nigel on the day when he first visited her.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens