The editors at B/R suggested that someone write a little something about the plight of hockey's coveted Stanley Cup. While the following exploits of Lord Stanley's Cup will put a smile on your face; one can't help but wonder what things this Cup has seen and had done to him that never made it's way to the press. Much like the happenings at a college frat house on a Saturday night, some stories are only told among the original culprits to protect the guilty and the innocent at the same time!
Before we get to the list, here are a few interesting facts about the Cup:
1) The Stanley Cup is the oldest sports trophy in North America
2) The actual Cup section at the top was purchased in 1892 for the sum of $48.67
3) It was only as recent as 1993 that the Cup was officially given to each team member for a day
4) Thanks to the 1994 New York Rangers, the Cup was given an official escort/handler from the Hockey Hall of Fame to keep it safe beginning in 1995 (More on this later!)
Here are some of the most creative things players and coaches have done with Stanley in recent years ...