First off, here's the tweet that Molson Coors sent out on April 1.
Price aside, you can understand why I may have thought this was a joke. After all, I don't know how many Molson Canadian consumers wear flashy rings, let alone NHL Stanley Cup rings, but it appears that Molson Canadian is going for something entirely unique in terms of promotional items this year.
Now available at all Beer Store locations for a limited time: Molson Canadian 24 bottles with NHL Stanley Cup Rings! pic.twitter.com/AokC1pAs7l— Molson Coors Careers (@CareerInBeer) April 1, 2015
Here's a closer look at those twenty rings.
The second row is deemed the "Expansion Era" which is a poor term when one considers that Edmonton and Calgary weren't actually expansion teams. The Flyers and Penguins were part of the 1967 expansion wave of the Next Six, and the Islanders were founded in 1972. Just like the Heritage rings, each of these five rings has on it the first year that team won the Stanley Cup - Calgary in 1989, Edmonton in 1984, the NY Islanders in 1980, Philadelphia in 1974, and Pittsburgh in 1991.
The final row is the "Modern Era" which, again, is a bit of a poor term since the Modern Era to NHL fans means something entirely different. As you'll see, there is one team in here from that 1967 expansion class in Los Angeles, so there's a few asterisks on these names. Regardless, there are seven rings here with their corresponding Stanley Cup-winning years: Anaheim in 2007, Carolina in 2006, Colorado in 2001, Dallas in 1999, Los Angeles in 2012, New Jersey in 2003, and Tampa Bay in 2004.
Needless to say, if you need some bling pick up a case of Molson Canadian at your local adult beverage store! If you somehow end up with all twenty rings without purchasing them on eBay or Kijiji, I'm just gonna leave this link here. And for goodness sake, don't drink and drive!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!