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Jack is 80 years old. He’s just suffered an on-ice heart-attack while playing shinny down at the local arena. Jack’s wife, Mary, is on a special United Nations peacemaking mission to the Middle East and cannot be reached. While Jack is laid up in hospital he reflects on his life in hockey, both as a player and as a fan. Along with his friends, they weigh in on the state of the game, while watching the 2037 Stanley Cup Finals. Jack’s nephews Logan and Andrew ply their trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Logan is the Leafs’ captain and number one centreman. Andrew is the starting goalie. As the backbone of the team, these two long-time NHL veterans have led the Leafs to the Finals for the first time in 70 years. Standing between Lord Stanley and the Toronto Maple Leafs are the formidable Montreal Canadiens, winners of the Presidents Trophy. Will Jack survive? Will Mary bring peace to the Middle East? And, most importantly, will Logan and Andrew bring the Stanley Cup home to Toronto for the first time since 1967?A mixture of fiction and memoir, The Last Cup is also a rumination on life, love, the exhuberance of youth, the difficulties and delights of aging and, above all, friendship.

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