Oldest vets to get day with the Cup

As many as 40 of hockey's oldest surviving Stanley Cup winners, most in their 80s and 90s, will get to keep the Cup for a day.

Updated: May 24, 2005, 8:59 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

The Stanley Cup has been to the top of mountains and the bottom of swimming pools. It has visited Finnish saunas, Canadian strip clubs and the Kremlin. It has sat graveside for silent visits with fathers, mothers and grandparents. Now, for the first time, the venerable Cup will be going back in time into the gnarled hands of the men who helped build the game.

With the Stanley Cup idled for the first time since the influenza epidemic of 1919, the NHL and the league's alumni association have ...

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