Hockey great, Vyacheslav Fetisov has mentioned that the NHL resisted bringing the Stanley Cup to his home country. This year, the League refused to let the Cup of Russia or Belarus in.
“Fetisov exclaimed that you need to steal the Stanley Cup,” said RBC in a report. He continued, “In the case of sanctions just send it to Russia.”
A very unexpected decision from the NHL. The Stanley Cup is a special story that allows children to share the joy with their loved ones. Once, the NHL also did not want me to bring the Cup to Moscow, but this is my house and these are my relatives. They resisted, but they brought. A very unpleasant surprise for us and our hockey players. So the guys have to steal it and bring it back,” Fetisov said.
The National Hockey League is only allowing hockey teams to take the Stanley Cup to Russia in December.
The NHL has told the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning playoff finalists that the Stanley Cup will not be taken to Russia or Belarus this summer. The league said it could take place in the future, but that this summer it won’t happen.
One goal from Nikita Kucherov and one from Valery Nichushkin in the Stanley Cup Finals.