The Stanley Cup is undoubtedly the most reckognizable trophy in all of sports. Whether you make six figures playing on national television or simply play in your driveway on a pair of rollerblades, every hockey enthusiasts has imagined what it would be like to hoist the cup, to skate around the ice and smudge fingerprints on the polished finish.
Every year, when the Finals come to an end, I always look forward to the cup presentation, no matter what team wins.
Every winner has to take the same grueling trip through the post-season and defy the odds, so there's a certain joy in watching anyone sigh in relief or scream to the heavens when they finally get to touch the Stanley Cup.
Here's a list of five favorite moments of the Stanley Cup that I've had the pleasure of watching in my lifetime.