Stanley Cup proves to be major attraction for Reign fans

Columnist Louis Brewster takes a look at the reaction to the Stanley Cup paying a visit to Citizens Business Bank Arena …

Why is the Stanley Cup so popular, even among non-hardcore hockey fans? Could it be because fans and touch, embrace and get pictures taken with it, like they did Friday night in Ontario at Citizens Business Bank Arena?

The average fan can’t do that with the trophies offered by the NFL, MLB or NBA. They may have history as well, but it’s been a tradition with the Stanley Cup and it’s been photographed in some weird places (including being mugged by Reign public address announcer Jeff Pope).

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