Draper's Daughter Toilets in the Stanley Cup

Eric RenkemaCorrespondent IJuly 14, 2008

It came to my attention via the Saturday (July 12th) Toronto Star that Kris Draper (once again) brought the Stanley Cup to his neighbourhood in the Greater Toronto Area.  I read the article because it is interesting to me what the NHL players do with their day with the hallowed trophy since I will never be able to get to spend such a long time with it.

Of course players drink out of it.  That is a must!!  Some have played a fun game of road hockey where winner "gets" Lord Stanley's Cup.  Others have taken it to a hospital or nursing home to brighten the days of those in an otherwise sad situation.  There are players who have even taken it to McDonalds.

However, as I read the article, I found out near the end that during his time with the Cup, Kris Draper's (I am assuming) new-born (ish) daughter took a poo in the Stanley Cup.  I quote from the article:

"A week after we won it, I had my newborn daughter in there and she pooped in the Cup," said Draper. "That was something. We had a pretty good laugh."

Why was she allowed to be in the Stanley Cup without a diaper on???!?!!!!  They had a "pretty good laugh" about it.  Why is this funny??!??!?!!!  I do not find this funny.  I know, according to the saying that *%it happens, but in the Stanley Cup??  Why??  I don't think that I am putting the most recognized trophy in all of professional sports on a pedestal or treating it like it is the holy grail or anything, but come on!!  It is the most recognized trophy in all of professional sports!!  Where was the handler - the guy with the white gloves??  I hope that he got replaced by someone else who would not let this happen again. 

After reading about this incident, I can only assume that not too many players will be drinking out of the Stanley Cup anymore.  I know I will never look at it the same again.


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