The History Nerds guide to the Stanley Cup

Named after its creator, Lord Stanley of Preston, Governor General of Canada. (Photo source: NovaCaps.com)

We all know that the Stanley Cup is probably the most prestigious in all of professional sports – save perhaps the World Cup, but to each their own… But new fans may not know the history of the cup that all hockey fans long to see their team win. In this series, I’m going to give a run down on the history of the best silverware on offer.

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Rookie Guide: The Comprehensive Guide to Hockey Fans and Where to Find Them

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Michigan Stadium 2014. Picture: Getty Images

Listen up Rookie – if you are going to get along you are going to have to know who you are dealing with.

So, make sure you read, and read again.

This weeks Rookie Guide is a comprehensive list of Hockey Fan types. With Genus Name, Location, Description and important notes;

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Here is why the Toronto Maple Leafs will be the next Canadian Stanley Cup Champions

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Credit: Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Plan the parade, lord Stanley will once again come to Toronto despite a 51 year drought and here is why (even if fellow writer Ollie Hampson thinks otherwise).

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