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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Saturday News

I got to go to the Fedorin cup today and that was a lot of fun.  I will post pictures and vids in another post.  In the mean time I found some video from Parros's day with the cup and a couple of articles about his visit.

Youtube video of George with the cup

A great article from the

SCENERY HILL - It has been at the bottom of the swimming pools of Mario Lemieux and Patrick Roy.

It has been to the Kentucky Derby, where winner Go for Gin used it as a feedbag.

It has been lost on occasion, once being left along the side of the road while the hockey players in the car stopped to change a flat tire.

It has been present in numerous bars, including a few in Washington, sat quietly in a bedroom with an amorous couple, held peanuts, oysters and clams for a party, been disassembled and reassembled a few times and has been stolen more than once.

On this hot, summer night, the Stanley Cup was on display near a smoldering pig.

The National Hockey League's most precious and unique trophy was one of about 300 guests at Chuck Wonsettler's farm Friday evening, courtesy of nephew George Parros, who is a member of the Anaheim Ducks. The friends, family and well-wishers were on hand for the pig roast and to toast Parros.

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The Star-Ledger also has great coverage

The dented blue trunk looked like a relic from freshman move-ins gone by. It was covered with old airline tags and Transportation Security Administration stickers. As it made its way down the cramped hallway beneath Princeton University's Baker Rink, it was almost impossible to comprehend what was inside, hockey's most prized possession -- the Stanley Cup.

And thanks to Princeton's own George Parros, the Cup came to New Jersey yesterday.

"I kind of had this planned from that start," said Parros, who plays right wing for the NHL champion Anaheim Ducks. "Once I knew I had the chance, I knew I wanted to bring it to Delbarton and Princeton, they're both close to my heart."

As has become tradition, each member of the Stanley Cup-winning team gets to have personal possession of the Cup for one day. Parros, who graduated from Princeton in 2003 and lived in Randolph, spent a few hours chauffeuring the Cup around New Jersey.

The first stop was the Delbarton School in Morristown, where Parros played high school hockey. The Cup was on display for just over an hour for faculty, alumni and some students.

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The Daily Record continues with their great photos and article

MORRIS, TWP. -- One of Morris County's most prestigious schools received a visit from a Randolph native and his best friend Friday.

The school: Delbarton.

The man: George Parros, former Delbarton hockey star and current NHL player.

The best friend: Lord Stanley's Cup.

Parros, who won the Stanley Cup this season with the Anaheim Ducks, arrived at 9 a.m. cradling the trophy. For two hours, the self-professed "fighter" acted more like a lover, signing autographs and posing for countless photographs.

Chatham's Mary Chambers and her son, Jack, were just two of the many greeted by Parros. Jack, 8, fully clad in Ducks gear, was "speechless" about the opportunity to meet his hero.

"(Jack) brought his pad, pen, and his hat," Mary said. "He was so excited that he even forgot his jersey and we had to go home and get it."

Delbarton's sophomore goaltender Bobby Kaminski was also excited to meet the Morris County legend, who graduated from the school in 1998. He and his neatly-dressed teammates called winning the Stanley Cup "the ultimate dream."

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