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Jared Bednar understandably developed an affection for South Carolina. He played and coached for the South Carolina Sting Rays, winning championships in both roles. His main residence is in the state.

That’s where Jared Bednar had his day with the Stanley Cup, today. He will have it in his possession until tomorrow.

NHL.com writer Tom Gulitti was there and took some pictures:

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By the way, how cool is it that the NHL does this, giving players and coaches a full day with the Stanley Cup, wherever they want it?

And, how cool would it be to have that job, the one Phil Pritchard has? He’s the official Keeper of the Cup. His literal job is to go wherever the Cup goes. What a job. I want that job.

Here is more on Pritchard, with stories told by him on his previous days with the Cup with two previous Stanley Cup teams.

The Stanley Cup is absolutely the most famous trophy in sports, a magnet to all of humanity. Wherever the Cup goes, people smile and laugh and want pictures with it. Does anyone do that with the Major League Baseball championship trophy? Or any other sport? No.

 

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ricoflashback

Hockey has the best traditions and sportsmanship. The handshake line at the end of a all series topped off by the most prestigious trophy in sports – the Stanley Cup being paraded around the ice with the players following.

And the sharing of this silver beauty with fans, friends, loved ones and the city that won it. Absolutely nothing compares.

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Charlie Anderson

You are 1000% correct here Rico

Charlie Anderson

Maybe this is a good time to say how much I love and appreciate Bednar. Truly one of the nicest most grateful down to earth people I’ve ever seen on TV. Took this team from 48 points to the best record in the league to a Cup in a matter of just a few years. Could he get more Cups? Could he go down as one of the great coaches of all time? Yes totally possible. Definitely has to be considered the best Avs coach of all time by a wide margin now. I never want to see Donald Defeat… Read more »

ricoflashback

Nice post. It’s great to see good guys finish first. Very happy for Coach Bednar and everyone close to him. I appreciate the faith Joe Sakic had in him and it’s paid off.

Aaron Grady

I hope someone recreates that closeup opportunity here in Denver.

Michael Connelly

I used to be the keeper of Woody’s Liver. Followed it everywhere.

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