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11-28-2012, 05:45 PM
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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?

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

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

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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).


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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).

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Vanier might be a good 4th option.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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