stephenrjking

March 11th, 2013 at 2:04 PM ^

I think it's fine. There isn't some obscure set of unwritten aesthetic hockey rules that requires all trophies to look like the Stanley Cup. Frankly, a higher priority should be a trophy that a team is able to pass between players and skate around a rink with. Some trophies (that skating hockey player, for example) just aren't good for it.

Pop quiz: What does the NCAA hockey trophy look like? You know, the ultimate goal every year? Hint: It's not like the Stanley Cup.

What if they had made a trophy with a giant silver leaf on the back so poorly anchored that it actually flapped around when moved?

That would produce this:

 

Frankly, I appreciate that they're not pretending to have decades of tradition that don't exist. It's not insulting and it's not ugly. I'll take it.

 

ShipKyleOC

March 11th, 2013 at 2:09 PM ^

That trophy looks good and you want a vintage trophy lol. You would be complaining in 20yrs if they tried to change it. New low, stop complaining all the time!

Soulfire21

March 11th, 2013 at 3:19 PM ^

I like it.  Sure, it may not be cup-like, but it looks fine to me.

It's not a day on MGoBlog unless someone finds something aesthetic to complain about (trophies, uniforms, etc.)

Canadian

March 11th, 2013 at 3:31 PM ^

I like it. It's nothing overboard and it isn't the ugliest trophy out there. The six "blades" or whatever represent the six teams in the conference? Could be a hell of a lot worse

TruBluMich

March 11th, 2013 at 4:43 PM ^

Nothing wrong with that trophy at all.  It's stylish, and has a distinct look to it.  In 10 years it will also become iconic.  It's not like it's a fake lumber jack that someone called Paul.

MaizeyBlue

March 11th, 2013 at 7:50 PM ^

New Low???  I figured for sure they were going to name it the Ron Mason cup again...

But, its just a trophy..

maybe the guy at the trohpy store can put a little hockey guy on there!!!