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saskriders 11-28-2012 05:45 PM

What is Canada's third greatest trophy?
 
I think we can all agree that the two greatest Canadian trophies are Stanley and Grey, with a big gap to number 3. But what is number 3? Memorial? Allan? Something Else?

No Fun Shogun 11-28-2012 08:37 PM

Definitely Memorial Cup. The Brier is probably #4 after that.

Lonny Bohonos 11-29-2012 05:00 AM

Mann Cup.

senators101 11-30-2012 12:06 AM

Rogers?

tape to tape 12-02-2012 10:51 AM

I'd put the Brier a bit higher, seeing as how it gets the second highest tv ratings.

Bionda 12-03-2012 09:02 AM

TV ratings don't matter. The Memorial Cup is a junior trophy, why not the Minto Cup? (which the the junior trophy for lacrosse).

Box lacrosse is a huge part of this country's sporting tradition and history. So I would probably nominate the Mann Cup as well (Sr. A lacrosse championship).

http://www.langleyadvance.com/sports...?size=620x400s

No Fun Shogun 12-03-2012 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bionda (Post 56205845)
TV ratings don't matter. The Memorial Cup is a junior trophy, why not the Minto Cup? (which the the junior trophy for lacrosse).

Box lacrosse is a huge part of this country's sporting tradition and history. So I would probably nominate the Mann Cup as well (Sr. A lacrosse championship).

http://www.langleyadvance.com/sports...?size=620x400s

uh... the level of hockey doesn't matter compared to the popularity of the game. I may not be a Canadian, but I have an extremely hard time imagining that box lacrosse is in any way, shape, or form even remotely close to being as popular as the CHL is nationally.

tape to tape 12-03-2012 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bionda (Post 56205845)
TV ratings don't matter.

They matter a certain amount as they give a good indication of how many people follow a sport, and how popular it is.

Bionda 12-03-2012 12:39 PM

Why bother making a thread if the only criteria is current popularity? Maybe the title should have been reworded, as "greatest" implies a myriad of different qualities.

The Mann Cup deserves a nod from a historical perspective alone. It's as old as the Grey Cup, and there was a time when lacrosse was just as popular if not more than hockey in this country.

If we're basing this solely on popularity, it's the Memorial Cup.

Bionda 12-03-2012 12:41 PM

The Vanier might be a good 4th option.

Dr John Carlson 12-03-2012 01:39 PM

Toss up between Vanier, Memorial and the Brier. Would probably lean toward the Brier.

No Fun Shogun 12-03-2012 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bionda (Post 56210211)
Why bother making a thread if the only criteria is current popularity? Maybe the title should have been reworded, as "greatest" implies a myriad of different qualities.

The Mann Cup deserves a nod from a historical perspective alone. It's as old as the Grey Cup, and there was a time when lacrosse was just as popular if not more than hockey in this country.

If we're basing this solely on popularity, it's the Memorial Cup.

True, but I think that you have to measure historical significance with current popularity when talking about something like this. The Mann Cup may very well have a rich history, but so does the Memorial Cup, and while lacrosse may have also been much more popular, hockey is head and shoulders above that sport now, so I think that it'd be safe to say that the Memorial Cup is viewed as a greater, more prestigious trophy by more people than the Mann Cup is right now.

Or, to use as a weak example, I went to DePauw University, a small liberal arts college in Indiana, for my degree, and our biggest rival is with the nearby Wabash College. Each year, the DePauw Tigers and Wabash Little Giants (or, as I like to call them, Normal People) face off to win the Monon Bell in what is accurately described as the oldest collegiate football rivalry to the west of the Alleghenies. Very historical rivalry going back over a century with rich traditions and lore on both sides and great sentimental attachment to the bell itself, especially in the realm of various famous thefts of the bell, which included DePauw students stealing it from our own school and burying it for about a year underneath the football field and Wabash students impersonating representatives of a Latin American country touring various Midwestern schools for an exchange program and stealing it during the tour right from under DePauw's nose. If I tried to claim it was the biggest collegiate rivalry to the west of the Alleghenies though, or even in the state of Indiana, everybody would rightfully laugh their butts off as the combined student population of both schools is under 3,500 and we're only really talking about Division III here.

G F O P 12-03-2012 02:02 PM

WJC Trophy

Rocko604 01-16-2013 10:15 AM

I'd give the nod to the Memorial Cup, but the Vanier, Brier and Mann Cup are also important within Canada.

I like lacrosse, but the problem with the Mann Cup is that it's only contested between BC and Ontario. Ironic given Alberta is home to two NLL teams. And while on the subject of the Mann Cup, I'm getting tired of this Peterborough, Brampton dynasty.

The Head Crusher 02-11-2013 04:08 PM

Canada Cup

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NaHRGKvxUC...etz_cancup.jpg

Xelebes 02-23-2013 09:04 PM

Will have to go with the Brier. A very steady viewership. Personally a fan of the Tournament of the Hearts over the Brier.

timekeep 02-24-2013 12:28 PM

Brier
Memorial


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