I would be curious as to source; this quote in particular lept off the page at me
"But when the series sweep was over, there was no Stanley Cup to hand out.
Ottawa was so confident they wouldn't lose, they didn't bring the Stanley Cup with them, which was very churlish, I thought," Bowlsby said."
Part of me thinks it is untrue, but maybe they turned over the Cup after the series was over
After all, if Vancouver did not have physical possession of the Cup, then HOW did they lose the Cup against the Portland Rosebuds?