Stanley Cup Finals: How Much Does the Stanley Cup Weigh?
VANCOUVER - How much does the Stanley Cup weigh?
Literally, it weighs in at 34.5 pounds, and is 35.25 inches high.
Figuratively, it carries the weight of the world to hockey players.
The Stanley Cup is the hardest trophy in professional sports to win. Legends are made when a player hoists the Stanley Cup over his head.
Raffi Torres of the Vancouver Canucks was on the losing end of a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. He spoke to the media on the sacrifices and dedication necessary to get this far.
"This is why we, as professional athletes, this is what we train for all summer long. It's the sacrifices you make over the course of the year in order to have yourself ready to go.
The main thing is to leave it all out there. It's a chance to bring the cup here to Vancouver, and at the end of the day, you don't want regrets out there."
The most damming statement about a player in any sport is to say they are one of the greatest players not to win a championship.
Winning a Stanley Cup would go a long way to restoring the reputations of the Vancouver Canucks star players who have garnered a rep as playoff non-performers.
For Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo and others, hoisting the Stanley Cup would take the weight of the world due to fan expectations and criticism off their shoulders.
Especially Daniel, who infamously guaranteed a Canucks victory in Game 7.
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