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The Stanley Cup Had One Helluva Summer Vacation

One tradition in the National Hockey League (NHL) is that each player from the championship team gets the Stanley Cup for at least one day to do whatever they want with it.

While an outsider to the tradition might wonder what a person would want to do with a giant silver cup weighing 15.5 kilograms (about 34 pounds), this year's winning team, the Capitals, had no shortage of ideas.


According to the Washington Post, players took the Cup everywhere with them since their win in Las Vegas two months ago. Over the course of the summer, its been carted to concerts, festivals, parties, and clubs. Some of the countries the Cup made its way to include Russia, Denmark, Sweden, and Saskatchewan, and it was used to hold everything from beer and caviar to horse feed and even babies.

Check it out:



Here's a list of some of the things the Cup held on its adventures:




Here are some of the best moments from the Cup's travels, according to Washington Post Sports:







Not surprisingly, fans ate it up:








A few more choice moments from Philip Pritchard, the Hockey Hall of Fame's Keeper of the Cup:







A couple Twitter users had questions:



This comment says it all:



Apparently, the Stanley Cup can talk. Here is a comment from its own Twitter account:



H/T: The Washington Post, Twitter