If you've ever visited the Hockey Hall of Fame, you've seen many of the great artifacts they have from the game's history. Everything from classic jerseys, sticks, skates and goalie masks are kept there and many are on display for fans to see.
But what if each NHL team could only show one item, one artifact that would represent their team's history? This article chooses one item for each present NHL team that best represents their history.
Some teams are particularly difficult to choose an item for. Original Six teams, for example, have long and rich histories and therefore many choices. Newer expansion teams may not have many good choices just yet, especially if they don't have a winning tradition.
Feel free to chime in on any team if you feel there is a better choice out there but do say why your choice belongs in our virtual museum.