What Would You Do With the Stanley Cup?

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IFebruary 1, 2009

Every season, teams in the NHL compete for the oldest professional sports trophy in North America—the Stanley Cup.

Here's my list of other ways to use the Stanley Cup.

Flower pot

In 1907, the victorious Montreal Wanderers gathered for a team photo with the cup at a photographer’s house. They left the Cup behind and the photographer’s mother turned it into a flower pot. It wasn’t claimed for several months.

Show-and-tell item

In 1979 Guy Lafleur borrowed it for the weekend (without telling anyone) to show  his friends back home in Thurso, Quebec, sitting it out on his front lawn for all his neighbors to see.

Carpool partner

Martin Brodeur drove around Montreal when New Jersey won the Cup  in 1995 with the trophy secured safely in the passenger seat—wearing a seat belt.

Comfort in bed

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New York Islanders' Bryan Trottier admitted to sleeping with it.

Child potty

In 1964, Red Kelly posed for a photo with his little son sitting in the cup, He later found out that his son had urinated in it. Kelly was quoted years later as saying it has since made him laugh to see players drinking out of the cup.

Dentist appointment

Maurice Richard chipped both his front teeth while drinking from the Stanley Cup in 1957.

Shower time

The Stanley Cup got a good cleaning when Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings took the cup with him into the showers.

Junk Drawer

In 1927, when the Ottawa Senators won the Stanley Cup, King Clancy used it to hold junk mail, pencils, gum and cigars.


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