Just look at all that gold.
Yes, that one ring could probably bail you out of your credit card debt.
Well, congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins who received their Stanley Cup rings last night.
The Penguins presented their championship rings in numerical order at a private dinner last night, which meant that captain Sidney Crosby had to wait and wait and wait for the serious bling that was to come. It was, of course, worth the time to place an ornament with the heft of a rock on his finger.
Crosby showed off the white and yellow gold band decorated with 167 diamonds, which was enough ice to replicate the surface at Mellon Arena.
“It’s a pretty nice ring,” Crosby said with classic understatement.
Rings were made for 52 players, coaches, staff and executives, and most were presented in person at a dinner at LeMont Restaurant on Mount Washington. The ceremony was held three days before the Penguins begin defense of their title, which team officials hoped would mark the end of the celebration and get the players in the proper frame of mind to begin another title journey.
Ironic that after four months on the ice, you get rewarded with more ice.
(Thanks to James Mendez for that last line.)
Go Pens! The quest to defend the Cup begins Friday in Pittsburgh.