This threads pretty lame if we dont spice it up a bit with real true stories. Who cares if youve "seen it"? Ive seen UFO's but I aint got pictures. Still happened.... New Jersey Devils took the Stanley Cup (weighs 35lbs btw) into a bar, had the bartender rim the bowls edges with sea salt and made a giant Margarita, then several more.... Ed Olczyk took it to the Kentucky Derby and fed one of the runners out of it; guys have taken it fishing & used the bowl to hold live bait. Leafs early 60's one night got plastered, stopped the car they were riding in around in out in the country to take a leak, accidentally leaving the Stanley Cup on the side of a County Road in the middle of nowhere. Next day, went back & there it still was, dented & dinged, but still there.
Facts are facts gmm. Broad Daylight. Stone Cold Sober. Morning. More than once. .. but I digress. Sooo. Didya hear about Bobby Hull's (and others) 61 Stanley Cup Ring?... $71,000.00 on Classic Auctions. Now wears a fake.... I guess to go with the toupee' & still bitter feelings over the Hawks loss in 71 to Big Jean & le Habitant oui?
I saw it two years ago in Calgary after the Sylvan Lake fire. My (then) company donated thousands of dollars to the rebuild effort for new hockey rinks/arena's. the NHL brought the cup as a "thanks" (I think). I met Lanny McDonald in the elevator of our building for the same reason. I knew it was him instantly but was too stoopified to say anything for a bit, until I eventually blurted out, "only one man can grow such a magnificent stache."
He simplied replied, "I am who you think I am."
He he graciously let me take my photo with him and I reached my floor. Great man that Lanny McDonald.
Before that I have a picture of me as a young'in in Edmonton sitting in the cup in 1984 IIRC.