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Can someone else play for the Cup? Yes

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08:24 AM ET 11.14 | No season doesn't necessarily mean no Stanley Cup competition during what may be a dark NHL winter -- legally speaking, anyway. Since 1926, it has been exclusively awarded to the NHL team that wins the playoffs each season. But as a landmark 2006 court decision made clear, there's no reason that has to be the case. ... The outcome of the landmark ruling was that the trustees and the league were forced to admit that the NHL does not, in fact, own the Stanley Cup after all. So it could theoretically return to its roots as a challenge trophy in any season where an NHL champion isn't crowned -- as may end up being the case this season. ... There's no indication that's a likely development, however.

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Dustin Brown with the Stanley Cup, Icon Sports Dustin Brown with the Stanley Cup, Icon Sports
November 14, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Waste of ink.

November 14, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Ah yes...recycling Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and her "let's award it to the best women's team" campaign...utter rubbish!

A former crony from the CBC and a moronic appointment by Jean Cretin...

November 14, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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Ah yes...recycling Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and her "let's award it to the best women's team" campaign...utter rubbish!

A former crony from the CBC and a moronic appointment by Jean Cretin...

On the plus side GB she was able to clean up all those unsightly piles of money that where just sitting around.

November 14, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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On the plus side GB she was able to clean up all those unsightly piles of money that where just sitting around.

Exactly - this leech hands in expense reports that would have made Robin Leach blush !

November 14, 2012  09:28 AM ET

LOL

November 14, 2012  09:33 AM ET

YAAAAWWWNNN!!!

November 14, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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YAAAAWWWNNN!!!

Enjoy it while can Roamer. Next week we'll be getting a six part series about the dogs once owned by the Lord Stanley of Preston.

November 14, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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Enjoy it while can Roamer. Next week we'll be getting a six part series about the dogs once owned by the Lord Stanley of Preston.

I've already filled some of the extra time with table tennis and bowling. Badminton is next on my list of most exciting. :-)

November 14, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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Enjoy it while can Roamer. Next week we'll be getting a six part series about the dogs once owned by the Lord Stanley of Preston.

Almost, and I do mean almost, anything would be better than this steaming bowl of tripe

November 14, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Gotta through something up there, I guess....negotiations are at a standstill. FN must be thrown a bone.

November 14, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Could pucks be made of something other than vulcanized rubber? Yes! ...but why bother.

November 14, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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Could pucks be made of something other than vulcanized rubber? Yes! ...but why bother.

Hahahaha.....speaking of pucks....

Remember that horrible experiment with the puck being highlighted in blue during games?

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November 14, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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Hahahaha.....speaking of pucks....Remember that horrible experiment with the puck being highlighted in blue during games?

Yes. Here's how the few seconds went: "Hey, this might be cool...oh, sweet jumping gypsy that's awful."

November 14, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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Hahahaha.....speaking of pucks....Remember that horrible experiment with the puck being highlighted in blue during games?

Even worse 'peter puck'

November 14, 2012  10:37 AM ET

Windsor Spitfires.

November 14, 2012  12:35 PM ET
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I've already filled some of the extra time with table tennis and bowling. Badminton is next on my list of most exciting. :-)

I took you for the shuffleboard and lawn bowling set

November 14, 2012  01:28 PM ET

Options:
1. Skip 2012-13 without comment
2. Enscribe "2012-23 Season cancelled due to greed"
3. Enscribe the team name and players of a champion team

I prefer option 3, the major question being the method for picky the Stanley Cup champion for the season.

Put the AHL champion against the NCAA champion in a best of 7. Or AHL vs KHL. Or IIHF World Cup champion. Or whatever. The Winter Classic is interesting because it is a different format. Going outside the NHL to pick a champion is fair game, and I bet the ratings for that series would be pretty good.

This is a fight between millionaires and billionaires, and I'm past taking sides. I'm on the side of fans who want to see some good hockey. Give players who may never have a shot at playing for the cup again a chance to hoist it, and you'll see 110% effort and passion, even if they lack 'superstar' skills.

November 14, 2012  02:04 PM ET
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Windsor Spitfires.

I propose the Calgary Hitmen and the Edmonton Oil Kings play for it ! A best of 23 games tourney should do it ;-)

 
November 14, 2012  02:18 PM ET
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I propose the Calgary Hitmen and the Edmonton Oil Kings play for it ! A best of 23 games tourney should do it ;-)

The Mark Recchi Blazers or the Portland Seth Jones Winterhawks may have something to say about that by the end of the year...

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