The greatest trophy in the world of sports is about to have some legendary names removed for it.

According to the story from the Detroit Free Press,  the Stanley Cup will have some of the rings on it removed to clear space for new names.

Legends like Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Maurice Richard will be among the names on the rings between 1954 and 1965 that are being removed.

Every 13 years a layer is removed to make room for more cup winners.    Most players who win will have their name on the cup for up to 65 years.

The rings removed are flattened out and placed in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.  The others remain on the cup for all to see as the legendary trophy makes the rounds through out the year.  Retired rings for 1927-1940 and 1941-1953 are already on display at the hall of fame.

It is unfortunate to see some of those legendary names gone from the cup but thankfully you can still see those sections in Toronto.  It also gives hockey a chance to travel the world with their most prized award.

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