Report: No Traditional “Day With The Cup” For Stanley Cup Winners

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NHL insider Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic is reporting that this year’s Stanley Cup winners won’t get their traditional “day with the Cup” as has been the tradition in recent years.
According to LeBrun, the NHL held an internal conference call today to again discuss the Stanley Cup championship tour (players’ day with the Cup) for after the season.. They’ve had a number of calls on this topic  over the past several weeks.

As a result, LeBrun is reporting that the Stanley Cup will remain in either Dallas or Tampa for the duration of the championship reign.

The new proposed plan, being implemented as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, eliminates the globetrotting visits to the various countries and home towns of each of the players.

While the report is not surprising considering the current state of the pandemic, it’s still disappointing to see this year’s winner lose one of the greatest traditions in all of sports. Thankfully, both Tampa and Dallas have won the Stanley Cup before, so this will not be their first celebration.

Thankfully for Capitals fans, we will always have the summer of 2018, which saw the Cup visit seven countries and various locations all over the globe.

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By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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