5 Reasons the NHL's Stanley Cup Is the Best Trophy in Professional Sports

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5 Reasons the NHL's Stanley Cup Is the Best Trophy in Professional Sports
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As I was watching the St. Louis Cardinals cap their unlikely run to be Major League Baseball's champions, I had one thought: "What a lame trophy." 

Sorry, MLB fans. The Commissioner's Trophy just doesn't hold a candle to the Stanley Cup. The Lombardi Trophy, while it makes a better effort, also falls short. The O'Brien trophy (NBA) doesn't even bear mentioning.

Lord Stanley's Cup is the oldest, most storied trophy in professional sports. It is filled with tradition, lore, history and class.

Here are a few reasons that none of the other major sports' championship hardware can touch the trophy awarded to the champions of the National Hockey League.

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