The Stanley Cup playoffs, the elimination tournament of NHL, attracts the attention of millions ice hockey fans worldwide. The best teams will make it to the Stanley Cup Finals, but only one will proudly raise the Stanley Cup – the most prestigious trophy in the world of ice hockey.
Pittsburgh Penguins were the champions of the season 2016, Montreal Canadiens have won the championship more times than any other team, and everyone’s wondering whose name will be engraved on the Stanley Cup trophy this June.
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The 2016-2017 season of National Hockey League is special: it marks the 100th anniversary of the championship. 30 teams from the United States and Canada competed in the regular season to get to the Stanley Cup playoffs and now 16 of them continue the battle for the moment of glory – raising up the Stanley Cup, the ice hockey’s Holy Grail.
The Stanley Cup is the one and only. Instead of crafting a new one every year, the same Stanley Cup trophy is passed from one year’s champions to the next ones and that makes the prize even more precious.
It records all the past winners: names of players, coaches, staff and management are engraved on the Stanley Cup.
Following the tradition, each player of the champions’ team gets to spend a day with the trophy.
The Stanley Cup has a Keeper. The current official Keeper of the Cup, Philip Pritchard, accompanies the Cup everywhere to ensure its’ proper condition and shares the moments on his Twitter account.
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