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Lord Stanley’s cup, purchased in London for 10 guineas, is said to be the most difficult trophy in sports to attain.    As such, it has been subjected to various indignities over the years.  It is rumoured to have spent a weekend on Guy Lafleur’s lawn in 1978, unguarded, for all his neighbours to see.  Countless players have slept with the cup, as if kissing it were not enough, and others have fed various pets from its gleaming silver cornice.  And in 1991, the Cup was found languishing one summer at the bottom of a young Mario Lemieux’s swimming pool in Pittsburgh.

Well, whaddya know.  I forward these photos free from judgment… but the Penguins appear to be having a pretty good time with sporting’s most famous trophy at Mario’s palace in Pittsburgh.

A tradition lives on!