The Stanly Cup: a trophy awarded annually to the NHL champion after a best of seven Stanley Cup Championship Series.
The Stanley Cup is known as the The Cup, Lord Stanley's Cup, The Holy Grail, or as Lord Stanley's Mug.
The Cup has been around for more than 100 years, and has been won by 26 different teams in the Cup's 117 years of existence.
It the prize of all prizes. The dream that every player, coach, and even fan wish they could have lying in their living rooms on top of the mantle.
Well, for those who were lucky enough to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup, and have it lying in their living rooms for a few days, there are some very interesting stories and places that the Cup has been through.
In 1905, after Ottawa won the cup, a player drop-kicked the cup into the Rideau Canal.
Thank god, it was winter and the canal was frozen so the cup just bounced and slid into the night. What would have happened if the up broke throw and sunk?
I still wander why exactly to this day they would throw the cup into the frozen canal?
In 1924 the members of the Montreal Canadiens were on their way to a celebration party after their Stanley Cup win.
The car carrying the cup got a flat tire and was pulled to the side of the road for repairs. The passengers took the cup and left it on the side of the road. They went to their party, but when it was time to drink champagne out of the cup, they realized it was missing.
They went back to retrieve it, it was exactly where they had left it.
How do you forget the Stanley Cup, especially when your going to be drinking out of it?
In 1925, Lynn and Muzz Patrick found the Cup in the basement of their home, and scratched their names on it with a nail. Ironically, 15 years later in 1940, their names were properly engraved on it as members of the champion New York Rangers.
The 1940 New York Rangers urinated on the Cup to put out the fire, after they had burnt the cup.
How can you honestly still drink from that now?
In 1961, the Montreal Canadiens were losing the final game of a Playoff series to the Chicago Blackhawks. A Canadiens fan (Ken Kilander) in the stands was upset. He ran down to the front lobby and broke into the glass showcase where the Stanley Cup was on display. He grabbed the Cup, hoisted it over his shoulders.
While in court, he simply said, "I was bringing it back to where it belongs, in Montreal".
When it was Mark Messier's turn to hoist the cup, he took it to his hometown of Alberta. Messier then took it to his favorite club, and let many fans drink out of it!
What a considerate Canadian hockey player!
Both of these teams took the Cup and swimming with it in Marion Leimuex's pool, and then Patrick Roy's.
I guess both teams found out that it did not float, and that the league did not appreciate this. They recovered the Cup from them two days later!
Ed Olczyk took the Cup to the Kentucky Derby winner of 1994, Go for Gin, to use the cup as a feed bag.
I do not think the Cup liked the Rangers much after this off-season.
Brian Noonan and Nick Kypreos, brought the cup to MTV's Prime Time Beach House, put a t-shirt, baseball cap, and fake mustache on the cup. Then allowed it to be stuffed with raw oysters.
Why oysters? Is all I ask?
Claude Lemieux allegedly took a dump in the Cup? But the Cup holder just said they threw chocolate pudding and ice cream.
That is kind of gross! How could you eve think that us funny at all...
Sylvain Lefebvre of the Colorado Avalanche had his daughter baptized in the cup.
This is probably the most sincere of all the weird things been done to the Cup!
Stars forward Guy Carbonneau apparently attempted to throw the Cup from the upstairs deck into the house's Crown Royal shaped pool below. The Cup caught the lip of the pool, producing a large dent.
But, according to the keeper of the Cup, this never happened. He said the large dent was from something else...
In 2002 the Red Wings captain, Steve Yzerman took the Cup and went and had a shower, butt naked with the Cup in the shower with him.
So now we know almost everything, and everybody part has touched Lord Stanley's Cup!
The Cup made it's way to the Heroes set where it was licked by actress Hayden Panettiere.
It is really hot!
When the Cup was with Kris Draper. His newborn daughter, well, took a dump in the Cup.
The only gross thing about it, is that Draper drank from it that same night!