It's had cereal, ice cream and dog food eaten out of it. It's been at the bottom of a pool and visited strip clubs. Give a Stanley Cup champ his day with the NHL trophy and madness ensues.
The Stanley Cup finals kick off Wednesday with the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks looking to end long championship droughts. Here are five things to watch for in the 2011 finals.
Wednesday night marks the start of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, and there are all kinds of matchups, from rowdy rivalries to riveting rematches, to keep an eye on.