What we need is a true commissioner, If there is no season NHL give up the Cup
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01-01-2013, 11:20 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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This is true. The NHL does not own the Stanley cup. During the last lockout a group took a case to court arguing just that the cup should be awarded to someone else if the NHL misses the season. They won their case (sort of) but not until the league had started back up making it to late to award the cup that year.
The Stanley Cup trustees are now allowed but not obligated to award the cup if there is no NHL season.
The problem with that is the trustees are former NHL executives who wont award anyone else the cup because altho they can they don't have to.
I wonder if the Stanley Cup trustees can refuse to award the Stanley Cup to the NHL champion as protest? That would be so beautiful.
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