This is no ordinary prize. This is the Stanley Cup, and it's a behemoth weighing in at a whopping 34.5 pounds.
Players must undergo a grueling 82 game regular season and four separate best-of-seven series in order to get their hands on this baby.
The Stanley Cup showcases more than just the most skilled players in the game.
Heart and desire have been shown to trump talent on days when losing is simply not an option.
It is an unforgiving competition that separates the men from the boys.
For these reasons alone, I think it is safe to say that any team to hoist the Cup deserves it.
Here are some examples of why this elusive trophy is so special to so many people.