Stanley Cup Gets Dropped and Dented in Newfoundland
August 30, 2011
The Stanley Cup, the most coveted trophy in all of hockey, gets around more than your Mom. And just like the woman who brought you into this world, she's sustained more than a few dings and dents from her globetrotting travels.
Of course, when you manage to get the dent's chief cause on tape, it's twice as cool (only one of those tapes may not get you in trouble with the law, depending on how you obtained it and who you sold it to).
The Cup made a special appearance on the roof of a hotel in St.John's, Newfoundland, the homeland of former Boston Bruin Michael Ryder. Ryder set the mighty drink holder on a table that collapsed, sending it plummeting to the cold hard ground. The nasty spill left a noticeable dent on the Cup, but not a big enough one that could prevent it from making future appearances later in the day.
It's also not the first time the Cup has taken a tumble. Deadspin recalled a particularly nasty fall in 2008 when former Detroit Red Wing defenseman Chris Chelios dropped the Cup after trying to hand it off on top of a bar. The dent was pounded out with a hammer at Joe Louis Arena and still managed to make another appearance the same day in tip-top condition.