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6 hours ago, Shway said:

Boooooo to the sheild, I wanted a cup. Sheilds are so less creative. 

If it was an actual bloody shield it might have been OK. This glass platter is a joke!

We presented ours last Saturday:
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Wow the North Star Shield looks like they got it personalized at Things Engraved in the mall an hour before the announcement. 
 

It’s also nice that both teams get participation medals like my daughters soccer team.

This isn’t really a good look CanPL.  Sometimes I wonder who vets these things before they go out.  

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So, I love this league. I think it is amazing that it was launched, the play has been impressive, and I am optimistic that it is the beginning of something that will become truly amazing in this country in the years and decades to come.  

But this trophy. I imagine it is too late for this year, but I would like to see the league take the feedback (which will be negative) and learn from it.  Get a new cup.  A real cup.  Roll it out at the beginning of next season with the 1st winner retroactively engraved on it. Have a presentation ceremony for Cavalry... I mean whichever team wins it.   Pretend that this glass plate was just placeholder.  And then move on. 

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On 2/12/2019 at 9:22 AM, dyslexic nam said:

Shouldn't be a corporate sponsor - at least not as the main name.  Agree with @Ams1984 that an adjective-style spot for a corporate name may be viewed as a necessary evil, but I would far rather the league keep this one area free of corporate advertising - Lord Stanley's Cup being the most obvious example of an untainted trophy.  It isn't the Tim Horton's Stanley Cup.  And yes, no shields please. 

I would be okay with a tribute to a prominent Canadian.  The Terry Fox Cup would be my choice (consider this my official entry in the fan-naming contest).  He is a Canadian with a truly massive and inspiring legacy.  It would also get away from the British nobleman template.  Plus his name is more than a historical footnote in the modern era  - it still has relevance today through work of the charitable foundation - for a cause that pretty much no one can find fault with. 

Plus "Fox's Cup" has a nice ring to it when fan's inevitably shorten it. 

 

The Fox Cup is looking pretty good now, isn’t it. 

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1 hour ago, baulderdash77 said:

Wow the North Star Shield looks like they got it personalized at Things Engraved in the mall an hour before the announcement. 
 

It’s also nice that both teams get participation medals like my daughters soccer team.

This isn’t really a good look CanPL.  Sometimes I wonder who vets these things before they go out.  

Yeah, amateur hour, that. You wouldn't see players in the World Cup final or Champions League final getting silly 'participation' medals, would you? 🙄

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1 hour ago, baulderdash77 said:

Wow the North Star Shield looks like they got it personalized at Things Engraved in the mall an hour before the announcement. 
 

It’s also nice that both teams get participation medals like my daughters soccer team.

This isn’t really a good look CanPL.  Sometimes I wonder who vets these things before they go out.  

I think it is normal for the runners up in a Cup Final to get medals. Win or lose, getting to the final was an achievement worthy of recognition.

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14 hours ago, Rintaran said:

Must have been a typo in the original tweet, they reposted it as the North Star Shield.

If you don't want to go to twitter for it, here's the photo:

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No expense spared by the looks of things. Is there really no French on the trophy?

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I'm surprised there is even so much discussion about the trophy, I really don't care what it looks like as long as Forge win it, it did come up in the discussion with One Soccer guys last night, this is one thing Larson and I agree on, he said it made no difference whether they were playing for a bag of balls!

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A modest trophy, nothing wrong with that.  And its a clearly a one-off. Going into 2020 and beyond, if they keep this end-of-season tourney as I expect they will,  we might see editions that are grander. 

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45 minutes ago, baulderdash77 said:

For 34.99 you can make your own CPL league trophy in the mall.

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I see I'm not the only one who visited the Things Engraved website :)

I'm not a fan of the trophy. But mostly because I prefer a cup. 

However it really isn't a big deal. 

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They may have deliberately stayed away from a cup -- as much as that is the more traditional and natural choice -- because we already have a cup-shaped trophy for the Voyageurs Cup. Now we can all use the short-hand terminology, "cup" and "shield" and it works very well.

I'm in the its-not-so-big-of-a-deal camp. A new replica/version of the trophy every year is an interesting twist. It could be pretty cool for a club that's won it say 3 times to have 3 of them in their trophy case.

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I agree it’s no big deal.  But it is such a simple thing to fix - why not just get it right?

Spend a few thousand dollars to create a sweet cup that will create a legacy.  Sure, no one is going to watch CPL (or not watch it) because of what the trophy looks like, but with such a simple solution that is so easily attainable I see no reason why the league wouldn’t just do it.  

And I agree with the crowd funding idea.  Maybe allow fans to receive a small-scale numbered commemorative trophy for their donation  and I bet you raise some serious coin. 

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I personally like shields/plates over cups. This would be much nicer if all silver with golden accents, etc.. Im not bothered by the glass shield. At least the one the teams keep will have every member of the team, staff and ownership, engraved on it. pretty nice touch.

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36 minutes ago, Ivanovski94 said:

I personally like shields/plates over cups. This would be much nicer if all silver with golden accents, etc.. Im not bothered by the glass shield.

IT. IS. NOT. A. SHIELD.

I'd LOVE something that could actually be described as a shield, one of my other hobbies is the SCA.

A cheap glass platter available out of a catalog is uninspiring and embarrassing.

They could have hired an artist, created something meaningful, instead they cheaped out.
 

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