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Stanley Cup errors through the years

Monday, 03.18.2013 / 3:00 AM / 92/93: Greatest Season?

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Stanley Cup errors through the years
A look at some of the misspellings and errors on the Stanley Cup.

Engraving the names of the Stanley Cup champions was first done by the Montreal Wanderers in 1906-07, and it became an annual tradition in 1924. There are more than 2,200 names engraved on the Cup; Henri Richard leads all players with 11, Scotty Bowman is tops among coaches with nine, and Jean Beliveau leads everyone with 17 -- 10 as a player and seven as an executive, all with Montreal.

With all those names, there are bound to be a few errors and corrections. Here are some of them:

1937-38: Chicago Blackhawks -- Pete Palangio's name appears twice; it's spelled correctly once and incorrectly as PALAGIO.

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1941-42: Toronto Maple Leafs -- Goaltender Turk Broda is represented twice, once as TURK BRODA and again as WALTER BRODA (his real name).

1946-47: Toronto Maple Leafs -- Forward Gaye Stewart is misspelled as GAVE STEWART.

1951-52: Detroit Red Wings -- Coach Tommy Ivan's name is misspelled as TOMMY NIVAN; center Alex Delvecchio's name is misspelled as ALEX BELVECCHIO.

1956 thru 1960: Montreal Canadiens -- Hall of Fame goaltender Jacques Plante won the Stanley Cup five consecutive years, his name is spelled differently each time.

1962-63: Toronto Maple Leafs -- The team name is misspelled as TORONTO MAPLE LEAES.

1971-72: Boston Bruins -- The team name is misspelled as BQSTQN BRUINS.

1974-75: Montreal Canadiens -- Forward Bob Gainey's name is misspelled as GAINY.

1980-81: New York Islanders -- In the second of their four consecutive championships, the team's name is misspelled as NEW YORK ILANDERS.

1983-84: Edmonton Oilers -- Owner Peter Pocklington included the name of his father, Basil Pocklington, who was unaffiliated with the team. After the NHL learned of the move, it ordered the name removed. The name is now covered by a string of 16 X's.

1995-96: Colorado Avalanche -- Forward Adam Deadmarsh's name was misspelled as ADAM DEADMARCH. It was later corrected, a Stanley Cup first.

2001-02: Detroit Red Wings -- Goaltender Manny Legace's name was misspelled as MANNY LAGASE; as with Deadmarsh, it was later corrected.

Part 3: Stanley Cup timeline, from 1892 to today

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