Summer of Stanley: Travels of the Cup

Summer of Stanley: Travels of the Cup
Kings executive Luc Robitaille, left, and players Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar pose with the Stanley Cup on June 24. (John Locher / Associated Press)

Where in the world is the

Stanley Cup


One of hockey's most heartwarming traditions is that players,
coaches, administrators and other staffers from the winning team are allowed to have the Cup for a day — sometimes two — and celebrate their triumph with friends and family.


The Cup has already begun making its rounds among the Kings this summer, starting in the Northeast. Goaltender

had it last weekend in


, Conn., and chose to hold a

of one of his former coaches.

took it to the

in Ithaca, N.Y.

The Kings have come up with a nifty feature that is following the
Cup's movement and describes how each member of the team spent his day with the Cup. The link is here.

The Hockey Hall of Fame — which is the guardian of the Cup and sends at least one white-gloved keeper to every stop the trophy makes — has a similar tracking feature that's updated twice a week. You can

For reasons of privacy and security, the Cup's itinerary isn't
published. Sometimes, players choose to publicize a Cup-related charity event
within their respective communities a few days in advance.