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MONTREAL CANADIENS: The REAL Stanley Cup Champions of 2010 – and Why! Since Lord Stanley gave his Cup for the best Canadian Team – the Real Champions

In 1892, the then Governor General of Canada, Lord Frederick Arthur Stanley, dedicated a Silver Bowl to the people of the Dominion of Canada for, “the champion hockey team in the Dominion.”

 

The Stanley Cup became the ultimate prize for Canadian hockey teams, awarded first in 1893 to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (AAA). The cup has been won every year since (except 2005 – the Black Year of the Lockout – when the NHL refused to release the Cup to another League).

In 1919, the Stanley Cup Champions, Montreal Canadiens, traveled to Seattle to play a post-Championship exhibition series with the Seattle Metropolitans. The series was cancelled because of the Great Influenza Epidemic. The Americans still like to refer to 1919 as “no decision.”

 

In 1926, the National Hockey League “adopted” Lord Stanley’s Cup as their own and have possessed it up to this writing.

Not every Canadian agrees with this “adoption” or the teams that have been proclaimed champions.

 

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In an article in The Lawyers Weekly entitled “Does the Stanley Cup belong to the NHL or the Canadian people?” Tim Gilbert wrote, “If the Stanley Cup is not a charitable purpose trust, then the trust fails and the property reverts to the grantor, and outside the control of the NHL. As Lord Stanley was Governor General when he gave the cup, the cup may revert back to the Office of the Governor General. In this way the cup may truly belong to the people of Canada.” Go to lawersweekly.ca to read the full article…

 

What it comes down to is this: Lord Stanley, the16th Earl of Derby, Governor General of the Dominion of Canada, at his own expense, gave to us his “challenge cup which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the Dominion.”

Which means that Lord Stanley’s Silver Bowl belongs to the last Canadian Team standing at the end of the Regular or Post Season!

There is no way around that.

Therefore, the Stanley Cup Champions for 2010 are the Montreal Canadiens!

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And it follows that the “official” record books are wrong. Since only teams from the Dominion of Canada can be awarded Lord Frederick’s Cup, the Real Champions aren’t always recognized.

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Who then, are the REAL Lord Stanley’s Champions? Which, from the original Montreal AAA in 1893 to 2010’s Montreal Canadiens, was the LAST CANADIAN TEAM STANDING each year?

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1893 – Montreal AAA

1894 – Montreal AAA

1895 – Montreal Victorias

1896 – Winnipeg Victorias

1897 – Montreal Victorias

1998 – Montreal Victorias

1899 – Montreal Shamrocks

1900 – Montreal Shamrocks

1901 – Winnipeg Victorias

1902 – Winnipeg Victorias

1903 – Montreal AAA

1904 – Ottawa Senators

1905 – Ottawa Senators

1906 – Ottawa Senators

1907 – Kenora Thistles

1908 – Montreal Wanderers

1909 – Ottawa Senators

1910 – Montreal Wanderers

1911 – Ottawa Senators

1912 – Quebec Bulldogs

1913 – Quebec Bulldogs

1914 – Toronto Blueshirts

1915 – Vancouver Millionaires

1916 – Montreal Canadiens

1917 – Montreal Canadiens

1918 – Toronto Arenas

1919 – Montreal Canadiens

1920 – Ottawa Senators

1921 – Ottawa Senators

1922 – Toronto St. Pats

1923 – Ottawa Senators

1924 – Montreal Canadiens

1925 – Victoria Cougars

1926 – Montreal Maroons

1927 – Ottawa Senators

1928 – Montreal Maroons

1929 – Montreal Canadiens

1930 – Montreal Canadiens

1931 – Montreal Canadiens

1932 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1933 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1934 – Montreal Maroons

1935 – Montreal Maroons

1936 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1037 – Montreal Canadiens

1938 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1939 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1940 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1941 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1942 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1943 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1944 – Montreal Canadiens

1945 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1946 – Montreal Canadiens

1947 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1948 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1949 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1950 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1951 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1952 – Montreal Canadiens

1953 – Montreal Canadiens

1954 – Montreal Canadiens

1955 – Montreal Canadiens

1956 – Montreal Canadiens

1957 – Montreal Canadiens

1958 – Montreal Canadiens

1959 – Montreal Canadiens

1960 – Montreal Canadiens

1961 – Montreal Canadiens

1962 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1963 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1964 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1965 – Montreal Canadiens

1966 – Montreal Canadiens

1967 – Toronto Maple Leafs

1968 – Montreal Canadiens

1969 – Montreal Canadiens

1970 – Montreal Canadiens

1971 – Montreal Canadiens

1972 – Montreal Canadiens

1973 – Montreal Canadiens

1974 – Montreal Canadiens

1975 – Montreal Canadiens

1976 – Montreal Canadiens

1977 – Montreal Canadiens

1978 – Montreal Canadiens

1979 – Montreal Canadiens

1980 – Montreal Canadiens

1981 – Calgary Flames

1982 – Vancouver Canucks

1983 – Edmonton Oilers

1984 – Edmonton Oilers

1985 – Edmonton Oilers

1986 – Montreal Canadiens

1987 – Edmonton Oilers

1988 – Edmonton Oilers

1989 – Calgary Flames

1990 – Edmonton Oilers

1991 – Edmonton Oilers

1992 – Edmonton Oilers

1993 – Montreal Canadiens

1994 – Vancouver Canucks

1995 – Vancouver Canucks

1996 – Montreal Canadiens

1997 – Edmonton Oilers

1998 – Ottawa Senators

1999 – Toronto Maple Leafs

2000 – Toronto Maple Leafs

2001 – Toronto Maple Leafs

2003 – Ottawa Senators

2004 – Calgary Flames

2005 – (Lockout)

2006 – Edmonton Oilers

2007 – Ottawa Senators

2008 – Montreal Canadiens

2009 – Vancouver Canucks

2010 – Montreal Canadiens

 

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A Graduate of the Holland College Culinary Course, Brian Alan Burhoe has cooked in Atlantic Coast restaurants for over 30 years. He is a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation. Brian’s articles reflect his interests in food service, dreamstudy, imaginative literature, Canadian history and our best friends — our dogs.

His Home Page is A CULINARY MYSTERY TOUR – A Literary Chef. His articles have been reprinted on numerous culinary websites and various Blogs, including the popular Romantic Relationship site WUVING.com and NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE – Canadian Mounties in Literature, Hollywood & History

 

Concluding Rant:

Since Lord Stanley gave his Cup for “the champion hockey team in the Dominion,” it’s not the right of anyone but a True Canadian team to be awarded it.

Perhaps the Right Honourable Stephen Harper can step in. Prime Minister Harper has proven himself to be a man of vision, honour and a true patriot – as well as an expert on Hockey History. Shouldn’t the Stanley Cup be put back in the care of the Governor General’s office?

Since when was Expansion and Selling Out The Game In The States a “Good thing for Hockey in Canada?”

 

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– Brian Alan Burhoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

A Graduate of the Holland College Culinary Course, Brian Alan Burhoe has cooked in Atlantic Coast restaurants for over 30 years. He is a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation. His articles reflect his interests in food service, dreamstudy, imaginative literature, Canadian history and our best friends — our dogs. His Home Page is A CULINARY MYSTERY TOUR – A Literary Chef

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