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FReeper Canteen ~ Get Cup Crazy ~ April 27, 2006
Colonel_Flagg

Posted on 04/26/2006 8:45:25 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Serving the best troops in the world - welcome to the FR Canteen!
The FR Canteen is for the enjoyment of our troops and all those who support them. Our mission is to honor those past and present who have served the nation. Welcome to all who support our troops!

Get Cup Crazy!

It’s the oldest trophy in North American professional sports and it’s also the hardest trophy to win. Four rounds spread over six weeks – sixteen playoff wins requiring total commitment, heart and desire, but the result for the winner is a year’s custody of perhaps the most recognizable trophy in sports as well.

The Stanley Cup was the gift of this gentleman:

Lord Stanley of Preston, who bought the initial Stanley Cup for about $50 in 1892. At that time, it looked like this:

Note the height of the trophy, or rather the lack of the same. The original Cup lasted until 1948 when it was redesigned. By tradition (in fact, as a condition of the original challenge competition set down by Lord Stanley), each winning team would inscribe its name on a ring added to the cup, a tradition which, since 1924, has since been expanded to inscribe the names of the members of the winning team and their organizations. The Stanley Cup is thus the only trophy in North American professional sports so inscribed. The names of eight women are also inscribed on the Cup.

But equally as impressive as the Cup is the colorful history it carries. Tradition also dictates that each member of the Cup-winning team gets to take the trophy for a day and do what he pleases with it. That has led to some great stories, which follow. For more information, check out http://www.geocities.com/szczepanczyk/stanley.html. Enjoy!

1905 Ottawa Silver Seven

Hockey was a different game at the turn of the 20th Century – no forward passing was allowed in the offensive zone, and teams, as this picture will attest, only had seven players without substitutions. But that didn’t stop hijinks with the Cup. The story goes that after the Silver Seven won the Stanley Cup, one celebrant boasted he could kick it across the frozen Rideau Canal, which links Ottawa on the Ottawa River with Kingston on Lake Ontario. In a day when the Cup was a football-sized bowl and when most hockey players also played rugby, he proceeded to drop kick it into the frozen canal. (Some sources list it as being submerged.) The partiers proceeded to party elsewhere, leaving the Cup behind. The next morning, the players realized that the Cup was still at the Canal, and thankfully found it.

1907 Montreal Wanderers

Not to be outdone by the Silver Seven, the Wanderers added to Cup lore a few years later. The club reportedly wanted its picture taken with the Cup in the studio of photographer Jimmy Rice. After taking the photo, the team left – without the Cup. It stayed in the studio for some months until Rice's mother (some sources say it was his wife or his housekeeper or his cleaning lady) used it as a vase, as it held red geraniums in the Studio window.

1924 Montreal Canadiens

After winning in 1924, the Canadiens took the Cup to the home of their owner, Leo Dandurand, for a party. Naturally, hilarity ensued when the car carrying the Cup had a tire blowout. And equally naturally, the Cup was left behind on the roadside after the tire was fixed. Thankfully, it too was found where it was left. You’d think that the trophy would be easy to remember. Or, perhaps not.

1927 Ottawa Senators

King Clancy was a great defenseman of the 1920s. He was so great, in fact, that the Senators left the trophy in his living room for most of the 1927 off-season. There it served as a holder for letters, bills, chewing gum and cigar butts. Nothing like a useful piece of furniture.

1940 New York Rangers

The most famous instance of Cup misplay. In 1940, the mortgage on the then-new Madison Square Garden was paid off. The management publicly celebrated by burning the mortgage in the Cup. Some fans claimed that this act "desecrated" the Cup, leading to the alleged Curse of 1940. The Rangers waited 54 years for their next triumph.

1947 Toronto Maple Leafs

Legendary coach Conn Smythe was pretty sure of his Maple Leafs in 1947. Leading Montreal three games to two in the finals, Smythe left the Cup in Montreal knowing that it would be there to celebrate a Game Seven win for his Leafs. However, the Leafs won Game Six in Toronto, taking the series 4-2. When the time came to hoist the Cup – well, it was in Montreal. Oops. The NHL’s playoff MVP trophy is now named for Smythe – it’s a good thing the award has nothing to do with prognostication.

Late 1960s and early 1970s – No One

This is the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, and our story of Cup miscues continues here. For it was from this building that the Stanley Cup was stolen, twice, in the late 1960s and early 70s along with the Conn Smythe Trophy and the Bill Masterton Trophy, presented each year for perseverance and dedication to hockey. Thankfully, even though no trophy is given for dedication to police work, all three trophes were recovered on both occasions.

1980 – New York Islanders

Meet Clark Gillies, one of the better forwards of the 1980s. His highly publicized visit with the Cup after the Isles’ first of four straight wins in 1980 featured Gillies letting his dog eat from the bowl. Good dog. Teammate Bryan Trottier, on the other hand, chose to sleep with the Cup to make sure it wasn’t a dream. Trottier would go on to win seven Stanley Cup rings – six as a player and one as an assistant coach.

1986 – Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens wing Chris Nilan was known primarily for the expert way he accumulated penalty minutes during his NHL career. Renowned (or reviled) as one of the league’s great pugilists, he achieved fame after Montreal’s 1986 win by photographing the Cup with his infant son sitting in the bowl. One would hope that Gillies had cleaned out the dog food first.



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1 posted on 04/26/2006 8:45:28 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Hi Mr.Tonkin!!
*HUGS*
How are you?


2 posted on 04/26/2006 8:46:31 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (www.proudpatriots.org (Support Our Troops)...)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Thank you for the thread!!


3 posted on 04/26/2006 8:46:56 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (www.proudpatriots.org (Support Our Troops)...)
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Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, they're fighting for our Freedom.

Prayers going up.


4 posted on 04/26/2006 8:47:33 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; airborne

WOOOHOOO!! Man I love hockey!! Except this year. My team stunk!! Hey Airborne -- this thread was made for you!! LOL


5 posted on 04/26/2006 8:48:03 PM PDT by StarCMC (Proud member of ProudPatriots.org--supporting smart troops like CMS and Old Sarge since Nov. 4, 2004)
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Colonel_Flagg asked me to post his thread!

Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's thread





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-- and as we honor our brave troops,
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6 posted on 04/26/2006 8:48:21 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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Good pictures!


7 posted on 04/26/2006 8:48:45 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. --Einstein)
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Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


8 posted on 04/26/2006 8:48:54 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (~www.ProudPatriots.org~Serving those who serve us!~)
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9 posted on 04/26/2006 8:50:50 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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April 27, 2006

In Conference

READ: Luke 11:1-13

As He was praying in a certain place, . . . one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray." —Luke 11:1

The president of a large company wanted to talk to the factory’s manager about an urgent matter. But the manager’s secretary said, "He cannot be disturbed. He’s in conference—as he is every day at this time."

"Tell him the president wants to see him," the man responded impatiently.

The secretary firmly replied, "I have strict orders, Sir, not to disturb him while he is in conference."

Angrily, the man brushed past the secretary and opened the door to the manager’s office. After one quick look he backed out, gently closed the door, and said, "I’m sorry!" The president had found his manager on his knees in front of his open Bible.

The purpose of a daily devotional time is to stimulate regular, intimate meetings with the King of kings. We need to seek new orders and instructions each day from the One who has planned our lives and provided for our needs.

Jesus Himself spent regular time in prayer and inspired His disciples to pray (Luke 11:1). He gave them what we know as The Lord’s Prayer and told them to keep asking, seeking, and knocking (vv.9-10).

Have you spent time in conference with God today? It’s never too late to start. M.R. De Haan

Begin the day with God,
Kneel down to Him in prayer;
Lift up your heart to His abode,
And seek His love to share.  —Anon.

Begin the day with prayer; end it with praise.


10 posted on 04/26/2006 8:50:50 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

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11 posted on 04/26/2006 8:51:35 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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........FIRST!!!!........FIRST!!!!........FIRST!!!!........FIRST!!!!........FIRST!!!!........FIRST!!!!........FIRST!!!!........FIRST!!!!


12 posted on 04/26/2006 8:52:09 PM PDT by tomkow6 (....coming this FRIDAY...to a Canteen near you...........Camp Run-A-Muk.....CIRCUS!!!!!!!!)
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From the men in the Military and the Canteen


13 posted on 04/26/2006 8:52:45 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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WHOO HOOOOOOO!!!

Thanks for the new thread!

I've got a BUNCH of coffee cups....does that count? :)


14 posted on 04/26/2006 8:53:45 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (aitch tee tee pee 2 dots 2 slashys 3 dubyas 1 dot proud patriots dot org)
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Thanks, Tonkin, for posting today's thread for Colonel_Flagg.


15 posted on 04/26/2006 8:54:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ Operation Easter and Passover ~)
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Thanks for the breakfast Tonkin!
16 posted on 04/26/2006 8:54:56 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (~www.ProudPatriots.org~Serving those who serve us!~)
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More sports stuff!? Here I saw the topic and thought you were going to ask me about my favorite coffee mug! ;)

(I knew you wouldn't be doing a thread about those other cups that come in sizes! LOL)


17 posted on 04/26/2006 8:56:23 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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Thanks, Colonel, for today's Get Cup Crazy thread.


18 posted on 04/26/2006 8:58:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ Operation Easter and Passover ~)
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19 posted on 04/26/2006 8:59:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ Operation Easter and Passover ~)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

That is the most awesome picture of a bluebonnet that I have ever seen! Wow!


20 posted on 04/26/2006 8:59:56 PM PDT by LUV W (A free Iraq . ... will serve as an amazing example for people who are desperate for freedom! GWB)
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