Armadillo Posted April 30, 2008 Share Posted April 30, 2008 This one makes my head hurt. There is only one Stanley Cup champion per year.Yeah, but there are many players on the team. Isn't "Champions" standard usage? Does any team use the singular in its banners?Or are you talking about "1996 Champions" v. "1995-96 Champions?"Not every player gets a Stanley Cup. There can only be one Stanley Cup champion. We (not you and I but in general) have had the discussion as to whether a team name represents a single entity or a collection of players. This one is more complicated by the Avalanche having a singular name."Your Stanley Cup champion Avalanche!" No?Edit: To add to the confusion, the Stars have a banner that reads "Stanley Cup Champions" but also one that reads "Presidents Trophy Winner." So I guess it also matters whether you think the team is referring to the actual cup or the playoffs of the same name used to determine the winner of the cup. I agree. I read it six times, and it still doesn't make sense. I think my frontal lobe went kablooey. Also, every player DOES get a Stanley Cup, THE Stanley Cup, for a 24-hour period. So there. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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