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08-11-2012, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by silvercanuck View Post
The cup was essentially misappropriated by the NHL in the 1920's. Of course now it has been in NHL hands for so long that it would be extremely difficult to legally challenge for it. The league controls it. The current trustees are former employees of the NHL and they will appoint new trustees when they move on.

The rules written in 1947 regarding a cup challenge are quite simple. In order for a team to issue a cup challenge they would have to be considered on par with an NHL team. A CHL team would not meet that standard and neither would an AHL at this time. However if the NHLPA set up teams of NHL players during the lockout and played a reasonable schedule they would definitely meet that standard.
And this would be the case if Euro teams were staffed with NHLers during a lockout...

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