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Here’s that giant Stanley Cup in Times Square we told you about earlier

Apr 11, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

Hockey fans in New York City have until Friday to go to Times Square, drink out of a 21-foot-tall, 6,600-pound Stanley Cup, and totally jinx the New York Rangers.

Here’s a picture of said Cup:


As you can see, it’s bigger than the actual Stanley Cup.

Also, the actual Stanley Cup doesn’t have a fountain.

The giant Cup was unveiled Wednesday in a ceremony to mark the start of the NHL playoffs, celebrate the fact each game will be televised nationally courtesy NBC Sports Group, and boast about NYC’s cool, refreshing drinking water.

“The Stanley Cup replica highlights one of our greatest resources, and helps celebrate the start of what will undoubtedly be an exciting playoff run,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “I want to thank the NHL and the NBC Sports Group for their partnership, and our City Department of Environmental Protection for their work to keep our water clean.”

In your face, Mexico City.

  1. hibackhand - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Huge jinx. Just like Christy Clark lighting the Olympic torch in Vancouver.

  2. AlohaMrHand - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    That’s as close as the Cup will get to New York this year.

  3. biffnasty - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    King Henry for mayor of NY

  4. mtheparrothead - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    The question is, will new Yorkers actually know its not the actual cup?

  5. haterzgonahate - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    i would pay a lot of money to watch that thing fall and crush Bettman.. what a waste of league funds

  6. nyrangersfan - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    King Henrik*….

    I live in Queens NY and there are probably about 10 Hockey fans out of all New York’s 5 borough’s. They probably don’t even know what the Stanley Cup is. Not to mention it’ll probably be stolen by tomorrow morning.

    • hibackhand - Apr 11, 2012 at 7:03 PM

      “hey, that big birdbath would look great in my yard”

    • haterzgonahate - Apr 11, 2012 at 7:11 PM

      case in point

      meanwhile, the money that paid for that, came out of the fans pockets of the profit sharing mostly Canadian teams… most of which did not make the playoffs.

      well done Bettman.. croak already

  7. GenoPringles - Apr 11, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Nice pic, but Sid’s Cup is bigger

  8. pavelfitzgerald - Apr 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    As a Canadian I think this is cool (no sarcasm).

    Rumour has it they originally wanted to have it in Toronto but then the NHL remembered the Brian Burke ran Maple Leafs played there

  9. bleed4philly - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Can’t wait to march that thing down broad st

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