Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 7/23/13
The NHL playoffs started on April 30. On June 8, the Chicago Blackhawks topped the L.A. Kings in overtime to…send Chicago to the Stanley Cup finals, ensuring at least two, and possibly three more weeks of hockey. It took until June 24 for the Blackhawks to dispatch of the Boston Bruins and claim another section of engravings on the Cup. Hockey fans wouldn’t have it any other way, because the payoff is so sweet. That payoff, of course, is Lord Stanley’s Cup, which has been around in one incarnation or another since 1892. That fact alone makes the Stanley Cup one of the best trophies in sports. Here’s my list of the 10 greatest trophies in the sporting world. They’re all not a “trophy” in the most literal sense, but they all fall into the dictionary definition of a trophy being “something gained or given in victory or conquest.” I graded the trophies on a scale of 1 through 10 on aesthetics, history, and the difficulty in obtaining each. 10. Borg-Warner Trophy, Indianapolis 500 winner Aesthetics:
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jimmy Butler to undergo surgery, could return in 4-6 weeks

Jaguars keep Blake Bortles with multi-year extension

Jonathan Martin being held in mental health facility

Was South Korean snowboarder wrongly awarded giant slalom win?

Mark Emmert suggests college basketball needs big changes

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Dez Bryant has advice for young players: Don't play hurt

Oh no, Geno Smith is now a flat Earth truther

Parsons, Gasol got stuck in Miami elevator at 4 AM

Ballmer: Chemistry issues led to the trade of Blake Griffin

Brewers describe Shohei Ohtani’s fastball as firm but flat

Medical issue holding up J.D. Martinez's Red Sox contract

Mr. T gives pep talk to US curling team ahead of gold-medal match

Sports & Politics Intersect: Cuban forced to face culture of misogyny in Mavs front office

The 'Let’s play QB roulette' quiz

NHL Weekender: Playoff races heat up as trade deadline looms

14 NBA X-factors who will tip the scales in the postseason

MLB breakout candidates for the 2018 season

No one wants to jump with Dennis Smith Jr.

NFL players who could be traded before draft

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top MLB Cy Young candidates heading into 2018

The greatest barrier-breaking African-American moments in MLB history

Faltering Blackhawks face tough decisions at deadline

Entertainment News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Cuban forced to face culture of misogyny in Mavs front office

MLB breakout candidates for the 2018 season

The 'Let’s play QB roulette' quiz

NHL Weekender: Playoff races heat up as trade deadline looms

No one wants to jump with Dennis Smith Jr.

The 'Kawhi so serious?' quiz

Top MLB Cy Young candidates heading into 2018

25 best MLB players under 25

The 'Red Sox finally get their guy' quiz

MLB's top 10 first basemen for 2018

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker