Friday, April 9, 2010

Not Much to Say

I'm at a slight stand still. I guess we all are. The playoffs are right there - I can feel them.

The only interesting thing happening is the fate of the New York Rangers this weekend. I can not claim to care too much about it.

Anyway, I welcome another Stanley Cup playoff - something I can count on every year. I remember 2005 - not fun.

Pictured above is the original Stanley Cup - donated by Lord Stanley of Preston in 1893. Lord Stanley had this to say when he first thought about donating the Cup:

"I have for some time been thinking that it would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the Dominion (of Canada). There does not appear to be any such outward sign of a championship at present, and considering the general interest which matches now elicit, and the importance of having the game played fairly and under rules generally recognized, I am willing to give a cup which shall be held from year to year by the winning team. I am not quite certain that the present regulations governing the arrangement of matches give entire satisfaction, and it would be worth considering whether they could not be arranged so that each team would play once at home and once at the place where their opponents hail from."

This was in a letter he sent to Ottawa in 1892.

That's all for now.

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