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06-06-2008, 08:11 AM
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OT - Outrageous Tales of the Stanley Cup

Outrageous Tales of the Stanley Cup

Mike Bolt is the official keeper of the Stanley Cup. Where it goes, he goes.
Here, he shares just some of the odder things that have been placed in
or sucked out of the NHL's most cherished prize.





What are the most common questions you get from fans?

"Is it the real Cup?" Yes. "How much does it weigh?" 35 pounds. "What happens when it fills up with names?" The rings at the top come off and go to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Then we put a new ring on the bottom. So this year's winner will be on the cup for 62 years.

What kind of action has it seen?
It's been used to chill champagne... Doug Weight [of the Hurricanes] made an ice-cream sundae in it with his kids... The Devils made a margarita in it at a nightclub—they even salted the rim. Guys have taken it ...

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READ the rest of this article HERE: http://www.maxim.com/StanleyCupStori...=news:feature1

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Thanks for that. I remember reading a similar article detailing some of the things that have happened to the Cup over the years. From the early days when it was left at the side of the road after a tyre needed changing on the vehicle it was in, to it being left at the house of one of the players mums and she kept it as a plant pot to (I think) Patrick Roy observing that the Stanley Cup "...does not float" after the Habs won it in '93. It's had a rough life at times, but it's also seen some awesome sights.

Mike Bolt and Phil Pritchard were on TV over here over a year ago, when the Cup came back to London. Channel Five who show the NHL here, invited both men and the Cup into the studio and they talked about it for a while. They sure do put a lot of effort into taking excellent care of it. One hell of a job to have, wonder if they would be willing to take anyone else on?

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The Cup has definitely been through a lot over the years. Here are just a few that I found interesting.

- It's been used as a dog dish (Clark Gillies Islanders 1980)
- It's been swimming in Mario Lemeiux's pool (Phil Bourque Penguins 1991)
- It was used to baptize a baby (Sylvain Lefebve Avalanche 1996)

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I'm not sure if there is confindentiality issues, but these guys should write a book!

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Ever woken up to something you might have wished you hadn't?
We're sworn to secrecy on a couple of things… I don't care if it's Maxim, you're not getting it out of me. You can use your imagination.

Thats awesome!

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Latendresse will be the 1st to eat a Poutine out of it..

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Actually it's already been done, I'll take a look and tell you who did it.
Pascal Rheaume

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The party spilled out onto the streets of Becancour at three in the morning. But Pascal Rheaume had one final request for the waning hours of his time with the Stanley Cup. "We must find poutine. I have to have poutine," he insisted. The tired celebrants were on the hunt. A couple of times, a knock on the door of an unsuspecting resident produced not sleep-deprived anger, but legitimate surprise. "La Coupe Stanley! La Coupe Stanley! Viens ici, vite, vite!" Finally, Pascal Rheaume found a restaurant still open. He and the Stanley Cup were invited into the kitchen, where French fries with cheese curds and gravy were poured into the bowl of the Stanley Cup. Pascal, with a smile as wide as J-S Giguere's pads, ate his special treat out of an even more special vessel. "Trés, trés spéciale," professed Rheaume, "Very, very special!" He rinsed the Cup's bowl meticulously and said goodbye to the Stanley Cup, which was soon to be on the highway to Toronto and its next adventure. Pascal Rheaume had enjoyed a remarkable day, and placed his childhood dreams back on the edge of his pillow. "Incroyable," he smiled. "What a day!"
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lol...thanks LC, I'll delete my post.

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We're there the whole time, yeah. People ask, "What if a player wants to sleep with it?" I say, "Move over."
Hahahahaha.

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lol...thank LC, I'll delete my post.
Thanks for the info,did not know Pascal did that,cool

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Thanks for the info,did not know Pascal did that,cool
I remember hearing about it a few years ago. I thought it was such a cool idea, I just couldn't remember the players name.

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I remember hearing about it a few years ago. I thought it was such a cool idea, I just couldn't remember the players name.
I don't blame you for not remembering his name,I wouldn't either

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Hahahahaha.
I hope there are no wet dreams around the Cup!

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I recall reading that the Cup was once drop kicked into some river.

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There's a book of Stanley Cup stories by Kevin Allen called, "Why Is The Stanley Cup In Mario Lemieux's Swimming Pool?". Some of the anecdotes are really funny.

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I hope there are no wet dreams around the Cup!
If there are, i hope the Cup handler has Cup size condoms to protect the trophy!

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I recall reading that the Cup was once drop kicked into some river.
Yeah, I forget who, but they bet some else he could kick it across a body of water (I believe the canal in Ottawa), but it didn't make it. haha

It's also been left in a snow bank too, I believe by Detroit.

And I think a guy in a kitchen found it while doing dishes... the top half of it.

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My personal favorite was when Brodeur took it to the movies and him and his kids ate popcorn out of it.

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My personal favorite was when Brodeur took it to the movies and him and his kids ate popcorn out of it.
Aww. Did he have to pay for its seat?

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Aww. Did he have to pay for its seat?
Poor Brodeur.. A seat for him, seats for his kids, seat for his wife, a seat for his wife's sister.

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Years ago, my brother got to hoist the Cup, on what was likely its first and last trip to Napanee! He was working at a gas station and a limo pulled up... The guy travelling with it obviously thought he'd make a teenager's day and said "Hey, know what we've got in here?"

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Maybe they will put to rest rumours about Stanley and Lady Byng.

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I recall reading that the Cup was once drop kicked into some river.
It was drop kicked into the Rideau Canal by the Ottawa Senators.

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I recall reading that the Cup was once drop kicked into some river.
Rideau Canal.




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Outrageous Tales of the Stanley Cup

Mike Bolt is the official keeper of the Stanley Cup. Where it goes, he goes.
Here, he shares just some of the odder things that have been placed in
or sucked out of the NHL's most cherished prize.





What are the most common questions you get from fans?

"Is it the real Cup?" Yes. "How much does it weigh?" 35 pounds. "What happens when it fills up with names?" The rings at the top come off and go to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Then we put a new ring on the bottom. So this year's winner will be on the cup for 62 years.

What kind of action has it seen?
It's been used to chill champagne... Doug Weight [of the Hurricanes] made an ice-cream sundae in it with his kids... The Devils made a margarita in it at a nightclub—they even salted the rim. Guys have taken it ...
I disagree with his affirmative answer.

The Cup that Lord Preston purchased is only the top portion of what is known as La Coupe Stanley and it resides in a vault at the Hockey Hall of Fame. For many years it was on top of the bands but became too fragile to be traveling. In the same vault are the older bands that have been removed. So, the ancient original never travels anymore.

Two duplicates/same markings down to the scratches were manufactured from the original and are currently used on what we know as La Coupe Stanley.

There are actually two Cups, one is called the Presentation Cup and another one is always on display at the HHOF/Toronto. So, it doesn't take much mind power to determine what is done with the Presentation Cup, given its name. I am thinking it is the one that travels to various locations and goes with each Cup winning player during the off season for one or a couple of days.

During a period of the year, again I am thinking around the September timeframe, the Cup returns to Montréal every year to be engraved by letter stamp with the players names, for this year it will be the Red Wings. A women does the engraving, at least she did at one time and photographes her son sitting in the Cup for the first couple of years, now next to it. This information is recalled from an article that I read by a writer from the Montreal Gazette about 10 years ago.

http://www.hhof.com/html/exSCJ07_38.shtml

Finally, I recently read that there are three persons employed by the HHOF and one accompanies the Cup wherever it goes. The recently hired third person is a school teacher from around Toronto and relieves the other two during the summer months. Of course, he thinks it is a great job.





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