Stanley Cup swings through Buffalo

The Stanley Cup made a surprise visit to Buffalo yesterday, appearing at Uniland Development Company’s annual holiday party at The Avant on Delaware Avenue. Guests at the party were surprised to see The Cup sitting in a corner of the room, without much fanfare. 

The original cup (not just the traveling double) is heading out to California, and Uniland somehow managed to secure the trophy for a one night standing engagement. In the photo, waterfront enthusiast Pierre Wallinder stands with the ultimate hockey prize. 
Obviously there was no hoopla surrounding the arrival of The Cup to Buffalo, in the form of media announcements. It was strange to see such a coveted prize come to Buffalo under the radar, just passing through town.

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Once upon a time, there was a NY Yankees OF named Roger Maris.

In 1961, this OF had a great season, challenging Babe Ruth's 1927 record for most HR's in a single season (60.) However, in the middle of the season, baseball commissioner Ford Frick announced that unless Ruth's record was broken in the first 154 games of the season, the new record would be shown in the record books as having been set in 162 games while the previous record set in 154 games would also be shown.

Maris broke the record, but hit his 61st HR in the 162nd (last) game of the year . . . so both records were listed -- but, the fact that Maris had eight additional games to pass Ruth (combined with his surly nature towards the NY press), caused many to declare his record "tainted."

MLB itself did not recognize Maris' record as the true single-season HR record, until shortly before his death.

Do you know why?

MLB finally came to the conclusion that it was MLB -- not Roger Maris -- that lengthened the season from 154 to 162 games . . . therefore, any "blame" for Maris getting additional time to break the record lies with MLB -- not Roger Maris.

And, it's for this same reason that the Sabres winning the Stanley Cup in a shortened season should not be held in any less esteem than the other winners who won it after full 82-game seasons: the Buffalo Sabres organization itself was not responsible for the shortened year; that's on the league and the NHLPA . . . the Sabres can only play the schedule they're given, no matter how long or short it is.

Jaxson
Jaxson

Isn't that the fellow who was going to build a Plantagon in Buffalo Whatever happened to that

?

LouisTully
LouisTully

Let's just say I'm not going to be disappointed; unlike the rest of the folks in town. But let's be honest! We all know a deep run ain't gonna happen!

Let's hear your argument against what I said. You think winning a Cup in a shortened season should be held in the same esteem as playing a season with 34 more regular season games? Let's not forget there won't be any opposite coast road trips this year which weighs HUGE on a team.

If I won an elected position without anyone running against me you would say "yeah, but you ran unopposed". If I broke the all time home run record you would say "yeah, but you took illegal drugs that gave you an advantage". If I won the 100 meter sprint at the Paralympic Games you would say "yeah, but you don't have a disability". Why should winning a championship under different circumstances than 98% of other champions be held with the same regard?

The Devils winning the '95 Cup doesn't equate because they won the Cup two other times. For the team and their fans '95 ain't a thing cuz they had '00 and '03. For the individuals on the '95 team...

So, yeah, I'd rather not win the Cup in 2013. But I'm not gonna get worked up because xbox is the closest the Sabres are gonna come.

The Boss
The Boss

so let us get this right Louis Tully, you will be against the Sabres if we make it deep in the palyoffs becasue a stanley cup win would be tainted?

LouisTully
LouisTully

Hopefully not this year. Winning the Cup in a shortened season is like getting a degree that says Harvard after going to a different school for three years then transferring. How can you belong to that prestigious club of Cup winners when you played half the games?

bobbyraz49
bobbyraz49

Yes I have many times!!! A GREAT place in a former bank. The upper level reminds me of The GOLD Dome bank in Buffalo.

A TON of hands on stuff to use.

panomaniac
panomaniac

it's the "Presentation Cup" which is awarded to the winner of the Stanley Cup Finals for the NHL Championship. It's the same Cup that travels around the world, the double sits open for all to touch and see on the floor of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and bobbyraz49 the Vault is cool, ever been in there?

joey d
joey d

Perhaps the lack of hoopla was deservingly reflective of how the NHL and the players treated its loyal fan base for the past few months.

Tables should be turned and ths fans oughta boycott the hockey games so the NHL/OWNERS/PLAYERS can truly be reflective on what has played with the strike.

bobbyraz49
bobbyraz49

The "original" Stanley Cup is in 3 pieces in a vault at The Hockey Hall of Fame .

bobbyraz49
bobbyraz49

Nice !

But...the "original" Stanley Cup is in 3 pieces and in a vault at The Hockey Hall of Fame.

P.S. How about fixing the picture ? It is sideways !!

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