Sport: Stanley Cup

The Stanley cup, the trophy awarded each year to the team winning the hockey championship of the world, is a small, insignificant-looking container, filled with dents because it is a Canadian tradition for the winning team to drink champagne out of it and in the celebration of many victories the cup has not always been handled carefully. It is competed for, after the regular playing season ends, in a complicated series of play-off games, a series designed for box-office purposes rather than for scrupulous fairness in picking a winner. Thus the Boston...

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