Making Peace with Canada, the Cup

RE: Hockey Day at the WSOP (3)

by , Jun 18, 2009 | 9:45 am

A reliable source and reader writes in to let me know I misquoted him misconstrued his words when I said, “and at least one Canadian tells me his people are none-too-happy with my ignorant yankee soilage of the ice people’s grail. In their eyes, apparently, you’re not supposed to touch it, even if your team wins, unless you played an active role in winning it.”

He says, to clarify:

That’s not entirely what I said. What I said was that many hockey fans (Canadian or not) won’t touch the Cup without having been on the team. Some will touch it – but not all. We don’t have any issues with people who do touch it – some of us just prefer not to tempt the hockey gods into punishing us OR our team again.

One Comment to “Making Peace with Canada, the Cup ”

  1. Poker Shrink

    Don’t listen to those crazy canucks Dan. Whilst the now Stanley Cup (its a copy by the way) was originally canadian. It was also in the hands of canadians that the cup was taken to several brothels, left in a bar by the drunken victors and tossed into a canal and pawned twice.