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The month of May is, quite possibly, the most important for North American sports. Look at the facts:

- The NHL and NBA playoffs are moving quickly.

- MLB's season is now in full swing (pardon the pun).

- The NFL and CFL hold their annual drafts.

On top of that, check out the local sports scene. This month has already seen public golf courses open up and just yesterday, women's soccer dominated headlines as a friendly was staged between Canada and the U.S.

With all of these athletic exhibitions taking place, hardware comes to the forefront of mind. Trophies are the ultimate symbol of sporting excellence as it has been for decades upon decades.

And throughout their history, there have been mishaps in transporting these sacred treasures, and there may be no better example than the Stanley Cup.

Hockey's ultimate prize, of course, goes on one long road trip after being awarded to the winner of the NHL playoffs. Each player (and most management) get their turn with the Cup for a day, often with the Keeper of the Cup, Phil Pritchard, in tow; but there have been a few instances of the Cup missing its appointed rounds.

For example, in 2006, after the Carolina Hurricanes won Lord Stanley's Mug, Andrew Hutchinson's day with the Cup was to include his son being baptised in the famed trophy. It never happened as the Cup arrived late to the ceremony.

Another shining example took place in 1924. The Montreal Canadiens were set to celebrate their victory in style at owner Leo Dandurand's house. One problem - en route to the fete, one of the cars transporting players - and the Stanley Cup - got a flat. In the rush to fix the tire, the players left Lord Stanley's Mug on the side of the road.

Now far be it from us to be presumptuous, but when the Winnipeg Jets do win the Stanley Cup, we want to offer our courier service. Our expert couriers will ensure that sport's most coveted prize will reach each and every destination safely, securely and in one piece; unlike several other instances in the Cup's history.