Hockey players are a superstitious bunch. For years, the superstition has been that it is bad luck to touch the Stanley Cup before you have rightfully won it. That belief has extended to not touching the conference trophy as well, lest teams anger the hockey gods by touching a trophy inferior to Lord Stanley’s.
Hockey fans also believe in the curse. To touch the Stanley Cup is to doom your team to never winning the Cup. This leads to some funny, hover-hand photos with the Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
On Sunday, TJ Oshie put a dent in believers of the curse by sharing the story of how he touched the Stanley Cup when he was 12 or 13-years-old.