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Stan's Our Man - Stanley Cup Facts

Another hard-hitting, slap shot-shooting season of NHL playoff action is underway. Kidzworld takes a look at one of the NHL's greatest legends.

He's been around the NHL longer than anyone else. He's traveled the world. He's been to some of the greatest parties - with rock stars, movie stars and even the President. He's been kissed more times than Brett Hull's scored. But this guy's also had some real rough rides. A jokester on the Howard Stern show once pooped on him, he's been thrown into a canal, kidnapped and left for dead in the bottom of a swimming pool.

So who is this superstar? None other than our buddy Stan - as in first name Stanley, last name Cup. Here's a closer look at the Stanley Cup.

Stanley Cup Stats

  • Name: Stanley Cup
  • Age: 112
  • Place of Birth: London, England
  • Height: 2 feet, 11 inches
  • Weight: 34.5 lbs.
  • Marital Status: Single

More Stanley Cup Facts and Adventures:

  • In 1980, Clarke Gillies of the New York Islanders let his dog eat dinner from the Stanley Cup
  • In 1994, the Stanley Cup was taken on MTV Prime Time Beach House and stuffed with clams and oysters.
  • When the New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup in 2003, goaltender, Martin Brodeur took the Cup to a movie theatre and ate popcorn out of it.
  • The Stanley Cup is now accompanied by a body guard on all his adventures.
  • There are more than 2,200 different names engraved on the Stanley Cup, including players, coaches and owners of the Cup-winning teams. Only eight of those are women.
  • Lord Stanley never saw a Stanley Cup championship game, nor did he ever present the Cup. Although his term as Governor General ended in September 1893, he was forced to return to England on July 15.
  • The Stanley Cup has served as a valuable morale booster for Canadian troops and their NATO allies.

Who will party with the Stanley Cup this year?

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Coolest Thing to Do With the Stanley Cup?

  • Take it to school and have a game of road hockey for the Cup with my friends.
  • Use it as a toilet for the day.
  • Eat cereal out of it for breakfast.

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LUCYQWERTY123
well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
reply 6 days