Friday, August 24, 2007


Sunken Treasure: Leafs Cup Ring

by Jes

A Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup ring is a rare piece of jewelry, indeed.

Imagine, then, finding one while doing a little deep-sea diving?

Yes, today's strange-but-true story:
A treasure hunter searching in Florida waters came across a true Canadian find - a Stanley Cup ring marking the last time Toronto's Maple Leafs were able to clinch the hockey championship.

The ring has been missing for some thirty years. It belonged to former Maple Leaf right-winger Jim Pappin, the player who led his team during the 1967-68 season playoffs with seven goals and 15 points.

Pappin was so disillusioned with the Leafs after they traded him to the Chicago Blackhawks, he gave his ring to his father-in-law.

"I didn't want anything to do with the Toronto Maple Leafs," he told CTV's Naomi Parness.
I can't imagine being so pissed that I'd give away my cup ring.

Anyway, there is quite a story involved with this ring, and now it appears to have a happy ending.

Yep, the Leafs can't win a ring, they have to find it in the ocean *yuk yuk*

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1) The Leafs have won a Cup?
The Leafs have won more Stanley Cups than any other team except the Montreal Canadiens.

Of course, this all happened before most of us were born.
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