As the Kings close in on their first championship, the Stanley Cup prepares for its turn in the spotlight.
Having been passed around by celebrating hockey teams since 1893, the Cup has a storied and peculiar history.
It's a true character with many a tale to tell, more famous than just about anyone who's ever won it.
Interest always peaks at this time of year, so we've compiled a few articles that answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the Stanley Cup:
- Stanley Cup Trivia and Oddities: How many Cups are there? Why is no winner listed for 1919 or 2005? Plus much more.
- Mistakes on the Stanley Cup: Engraving errors through the year, including ALEX BELVECCHIO and the BQSTQN BRUINS.
- Who Gets Their Name on the Stanley Cup? Not just anyone, as it turns out.
- More Stanley Cup History
Photo: Maurice Richard (L) and Jean Beliveau celebrate in 1958. (Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images).