LJ
Lv 5
LJ asked in SportsHockey · 10 years ago

I drank from the Calder cup. Hockey?

So my local team just won the Calder cup (the trophy awarded to the AHL playoff champion), they had a parade and brought it to the bar. I know some people so I got a chance to drink out of it....

There goes my chances of ever winning it.

Where did the whole superstition start of not touching the cup and not picking up (but sometimes picking up) the Wales Trophy and Campbell Bowl?

BQ: Have you ever seen the stanley cup in person, if so did you touch it?

BQ2: What's the High temp of where you live today?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    LOL @Jr. B boy LJ is already a step ahead of you and always will be.

    I think it's just always been a tradition since the beginning of time or at least before any of us were born even before LITY.

    BQ: Yes I took a picture next to it in Toronto with my family but for some reason I was wearing a Capitals shirt my dad got me on a business trip in DC and no I did not touch it. I must of been 7 or 8 at the time.

    BQ2: 98 but with humidity somewhere around 105

  • 10 years ago

    It's hard to pinpoint the origins of many superstitions and the like. I'm not convinced that there is an actual "curse" or "jinx" when it comes to these things.

    Speaking of the Calder Cup, I have seen it twice. I followed the Wolves for at least 5 years or so, starting sometime around 1999 I think. I was at the game when the Wolves won the Calder Cup back in 2002, which was awesome. I got to see the Calder Cup again in 2008 after the Wolves won in that year. One of the players brought it to a bar not far from where I live and I got to get a picture with it.

    I give my congratulations to the Binghamton Senators for defeating the Houston Aeros 4 games to 2 to win the Calder Cup.

    BQ: I have seen the Stanley Cup 3 times up close and in person. The most recent time I ever got to touch the Stanley Cup and get a picture with it was sometime after the Blackhawks won it. That was really cool.

    BQ2: Somewhere around 65. It was hot here for a little while, but now that the cold front come through, it feels a lot better outside.

  • 10 years ago

    Well I don't think that anyone really knows how it started but I don't believe it because:

    1994: rangers touch the prince of whales trophy and win the cup.

    2000: devils touch the trophy and win the Stanley cup.

    '97,'98,'02: Detroit touches trophy, wins cup all three years.

    09: penguins touch the trophy and win the cup.

    '95,'03: devils touch both times and win cup.

    However:

    04: flames touched trophy and lost in the finals.

    07: senators touch trophy and lose in the finals.

    '10: flyers touch trophy and lose the cup.

    So i don't believe in this superstition at all, although I am highly superstitious...

    Bq: unfortunately no, i was going to go to the parade when the pens won it in 09 but couldn't make it.. :(

    Bq2: im on vacation right now, I know there are thunderstorms at home but here it's like 100%

  • Stevie
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Don't have the answer to your Q - where do any suoerstitions come from?

    BQ I saw and touched it at a Capitals game in the early '80s ( it was just visiting).

    BQ2 As hot in Warshington as in Texas today.

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  • 10 years ago

    That's pretty sweet!

    Question- Not sure...But I love watching the Captains asking their teammates "Should I touch it? Or no? What should I do?" lol

    BQ* Nope......Saw Gordie Howe in person and got my pic taken with him though :)

    BQ2* like 80 degrees....but the weather is crappy, might rain. Doesn't matter to me since I'm working 2-8 today lol

    Source(s): Red Wings Fan :o)
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I'm not sure.

    Bq I saw it the first game of the season after the Stars won it (they were playing the Penguins)

    Bq2 100 in texas

  • 10 years ago

    You didnt drink from the Calder Cup

  • Thats pretty cool man!

    I dunno i always just assumed that it came from someone who lost in the finals one too many times...

    BQ* nope not even when dallas won it..

    BQ2* high of 97 100+ last weekend

  • Kyle
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Eh, that is okay buddy, you were never going to win it anyway.

    BQ: Nope. Maybe when it is in Boston I will see it.

    BQ2: 97

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