|Canadian lawmaker: Let amateurs play for the cup|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 18 December 2012 12:23|
Brent Rathgeber (RATH'-gay-buhr) suggests the cup could be the prize in a national competition to determine the best non-pro team in Canada.
A group of recreational players made a similar suggestion during the 2004-05 lockout, when they argued in court that Lord Stanley's cup wasn't the exclusive property of the NHL.
An out-of-court settlement back then said the cup's trustees have the option - but not the obligation - of awarding the prize to another team if there is no NHL champion.
Writing on his blog, Rathgeber points out the trustees' original purpose was to promote amateur hockey in Canada.