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Canada Goose sale From the lip of its bowl to the bottom of its barrel, the Stanley Cup is fine silver. But the trophy also is organic, an evolving celebration of hockey’s championship teams and players, its shape and face having changed many times during its remarkable lifetime. Canada Goose sale

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The top of five bands on the Cup, bearing 340 names, soon will be removed and retired. It is a process that takes place when a polished band, wrapping around the 35 inch circumference of the trophy’s barrel, has been filled by 13 canada goose outlet mall championship teams.

The 2017 18 Washington Capitals are to become the first team engraved on a fresh bottom band. The top band, featuring champions from the 1953 54 Detroit Red Wings to the 1964 65 Montreal Canadiens, will come off the Cup to make room.

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canadian goose jacket Montreal silversmith Louise St. Jacques will disassemble the Cup on her workbench during the last week of September and begin the painstaking task of canada goose outlet niagara falls “engraving” the Capitals; in fact, it’s more a process of stamping each letter, number and punctuation mark into the silver with a small hammer. canadian goose jacket

But just as important as St. Jacques’ addition of the Capitals to the Cup this month will be her cleansing and restoration of the trophy, which traveled well and partied enthusiastically over the summer. When her work is done, the top band will be bound for display in the vault of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

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canada goose deals Among the names coming off the Stanley Cup this fall are 16 Hall of Fame players, winners of a combined 63 championships: Detroit’s Alex Delvecchio (three Stanley Cup titles), Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay (four each); Montreal’s Butch Bouchard (four), Bernie Geoffrion, Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Dickie Moore, Jacques Plante canada goose outlet winnipeg (six each) and Maurice canada goose coats uk Richard (eight); the Chicago Black Hawks’ Glenn Hall, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and canada goose outlet buffalo Pierre Pilote (one each); Andy Bathgate of the Toronto Maple Leafs (one); and Bert Olmstead, who won four times with Montreal and another with Toronto. canada goose deals

The top band carries the names of some of the greatest teams of the NHL’s Original Six era (1942 67). The Canadiens are represented six times, having won five straight titles from 1956 60 and another in 1964 65. Also on the band are the Maple Leafs’ three canada goose outlet store montreal consecutive Cup winning teams from 1962 64; the Red Wings of 1953 54 and ’54 55; and the 1960 61 Black Hawks.

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The priceless trophy weighs 34 1/2 pounds, worth about $8,000 today on the silver market at about $14.50 per ounce. But there’s this: Those who win hockey’s most coveted award will tell you that the Cup is canada goose outlet ontario either weightless when pressed overhead in victory, or so heavy with the effort canada goose outlet parka required to win it that it can barely be lifted at all.

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My work on this series began in June in Las Vegas, during the Stanley Cup Final and the 2018 NHL Awards, though I had studied the trophy many times earlier during time alone with it. As my summer research grew more serious, the teams and players became goose outlet canada much more personal to me.

The careers of many of these men stretched beyond 1965, and I knew their names from keeping my first scrapbooks as a schoolboy. As a journalist, I would interview and profile dozens of them over several decades; some became dear friends, truly a privilege, and I have written too many obituaries canada goose outlet orlando and appreciations for others among them who we have lost.

Silversmith Carl Petersen stamping names into the Cup in the 1960s, and the current engraver, Louise St. Jacques, at work in her Montreal studio.

For about three canada goose outlet mississauga months, I have been hip deep in photo files, especially the stunning, massive collections of the Hall of Fame. My breath has been taken away by many hundreds of portraits and action shots I have viewed and the scores I have downloaded, digitally restoring photos of many of my boyhood heroes who remain so to this day, the same images that together became wallpaper in my bedroom.

Canada Goose online A player’s name appears on the Stanley Cup for at least 52 years and as many as 65, depending on where a team is engraved on a band. That the names of such timeless legends as Howe, Richard and others are about to be removed is an emotional farewell to icons, just as it is to the lesser known players who all played a part in at least one championship. Canada Goose online

Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr chases Montreal Canadiens center Henri Richard during a game at the Montreal Forum.

Next to be retired, in 2031, will be the band featuring champions from 1965 66 to 1977 78: the Canadiens (eight canada goose outlet times), Boston Bruins (two), Philadelphia Flyers (two) and Maple Leafs (one). And with it will go the names of another large group of Hall of Famers. Among them: Montreal center Henri Richard, whose 11 championships canada goose outlet vip are a record for a player, canada goose outlet florida and Boston’s Bobby Orr, widely viewed as the greatest defenseman of all time.

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