Cup Engraving Timeframe
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06-27-2012, 01:01 PM
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What's the backstory on that?
I was curious about that too, so I looked it up...where else? Wikipedia.
Stanley Cup engraving
Each team was required to play 20 players out of a 24 man roster. Edmonton Oilers only engraved 21 players on the Stanley Cup. They left off 4 players who were dressed in the playoffs.
Basil Pocklington was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1984. He was Peter Pocklington's father not a member of the Edmonton Oilers. The NHL XXX'd his name out. NHL created a new ring in 1993, with winners from 1979 to 1991, without Basil Pocklington's name on it. When the cup returned to
Hockey Hall of Fame
the abandoned ring had been damaged and could not be put back on the
. So the Hockey Hall Fame had Basil Pocklington's name put on the newly created Stanley Cup ring, then XXX'd out his name again. The Hockey Hall of Fame did not have Basil Pocklington's name added to the replica Stanley Cup also created in 1993.
On the new ring EDMONTON was misspelled DDMONTON. An "E" was stamped twice over the first "D" to correct the mistake.
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