The end of the 2011-2012 Hockey season has quickly snuck up on us, and playoffs are right around the corner. I once posted this little tidbit about NHL playoffs...
Did you know that if you watched every Stanley Cup playoff game....and each series possibly went to seven games...you would end up watching 105 possible games!
There's definitely something about Stanley!
The first time I met Stanley, I had just given birth to my daughter. My husband and I were in Toronto, and we decided to check out the Hockey Hall of Fame.
At the very end of the day, we went upstairs into a beautiful space known as the "Great Hall".
In the Great Hall you will find a vault with the original Stanley Cup from 1892. There are also displays of all the trophies awarded in hockey and the images of every Hall of Fame inductee. In the center of the Great Hall is The Stanley Cup (a replica, as the real Stanley Cup travels all over the world.)
Of course, it is wise to take a picture of yourself with the cup. (However, it is not wise to do so right after birthing a baby!) The best part is that you stand right next to the Cup, and touch it as well. No velvet ropes to keep you at arm's length at the Hockey Hall of Fame!
|Did I mention how I had just had a baby and was still carrying the baby weight?|
|Thank God for Tales of a Hockey wife photo magic!|
The third time I met Stanley....it was a beautiful day in the fall. I cherish the photos I have with my children and Stanley. There was a picture of my son sitting in Lord Stanley that even made a magazine!
|My kids and Stanley! My daughter on the right was the baby in the picture at the Hall of Fame!|
The Day With the Cup!
Starting in 1995, each player on the Championship team gets to spend the day with the Stanley Cup. Although I can tell you that there is a Stanley Cup ring in our house...my husband received it before the tradition of spending the day with the Cup began. I can only hope we have a chance to one day eat ice cream from the bowl of the most famous trophy of all! But until that day comes...Discover Card is giving one person a chance to spend the day with The Stanley Cup!
- Discover is encouraging hockey fans to submit an original photo that best demonstrates their passion for hockey, along with a 1000 character or less description that answers the question, “I deserve a day with the Stanley Cup because…” Entries can be submitted to Discover’s Facebook fan page by visiting www.discover.com/StanleyCup and following the instructions.
- After April 12, three final entries will be chosen and posted to Facebook where the public will have five days to vote for their favorite entry. The contestant with the most votes by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 21, 2012 will be deemed the official Day With the Cup™ Winner, and will be awarded the ultimate hockey package, which includes spending a day with the Stanley Cup, celebrating with family and friends, having the experience documented and featured during game one of the Stanley Cup® Final, as well as round trip airline fare, hotel and tickets to one of the games of the Stanley Cup Final.
- Day With the Cup™ is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States who are at least 18 years old. Legal guardians of children under the age of 18 are eligible to enter on behalf of their children. All eligible entries will be judged by representatives of the Sponsor and an independent judge to determine three Finalists based on the on the following criteria: originality and creativity of essay, enthusiasm as demonstrated in essay, appropriateness of photo to theme and sincerity of essay.