Hockey’s Stanley Cup: Here’s What the New York Rangers & Los Angeles Kings Are Fighting To Win

The NHL playoffs are about to conclude between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers. Here is the inside scoop on the coveted Stanley Cup that they are fighting over.

The above words are taken from the introduction to an infographic from Sukhdip Basra ( originally entitled The Origin and Anatomy of the Stanley Cup.

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The modern version of the Stanley Cup that we see today is a 35 pound, nearly pure silver, piece of eye candy valued at $9,000 in its weight in silver alone.

[By comparison, soccer’s World Cup, commissioned in 1974, stands 36.8 centimeters high, weighs 6.177 kilogrammes or 218 troy ounces and is made of solid 18 karat gold which means that in gold terms it is worth a  €149,500 – £121,500 or $203,500, calculated at June 6, 2014, gold prices.]

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