It looks like Stanley Cup keeper Phil Pritchard will have to keep a close eye on how the iconic trophy was thrown by a Colorado Avalanche player for at least the second time in less than a week this summer.
In the midst of the celebrations in Mile High City, Avalanche defenseman Curtis McDermid fell while holding the goblet over his head in a nightclub. The 28-year-old quickly lost his balance before quickly collapsing on his wallet.
Luckily, McDermid seemed to be okay after that, although the video suggests his fellow regulars were more concerned about the trophy than the NHL veteran.
McDermid played 58 regular season games for the Aussies this year, more than enough to have his name in the Holy Grail of hockey despite not dressing for a single playoff game.
The Avalanche set the record for the fastest team to damage Lord Stanley’s mug after Nicolas Obe-Kubel tripped with the trophy on the ice after it was presented after the Colorado defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning. Pritchard shared in video on twitter that after a quick repair, the Stanley Cup will continue as scheduled.
Quick look at Wikipedia shows that the trophy has faced far worse than a couple of trips and falls in its century-old history, which should ease the rising blood pressure of every Cup-worried fan.
Some highlights include stories of babies bowel movement in a goblet a lot of players expenses a night with him and multiple trips to the bottom of NHL players swimming swimming pools. Let’s see what Avalanche has in store for the rest of the summer. It won’t be a surprise to see a few more bumps and bruises along the way.
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