Avalanche harm Stanley Cup moments after successful it

Avalanche harm Stanley Cup moments after successful it
Avalanche harm Stanley Cup moments after successful it

The Avalanche wasted no time denting the Stanley Cup. (Display screen seize through @Sportsnet/Twitter)

The Stanley Cup has been identified to take a beating through the years, however the Colorado Avalanche might have set a brand new report Sunday evening.

Colorado defeated the Tampa Bay Lighting 2-1 to seize the Cup for the primary time since 2001, and on the best way to the group picture with nearly the entire squad ready for him, Nicolas Aube-Kubel dropped the Cup, a lot to the bemused delight of his teammates.

Right here’s one angle of Aube-Kubel’s fumble:

Though Aube-Kubel will seemingly get roasted by his teammates within the years to come back, the Cup has been vulnerable to harmful excursions all through its historical past. It was thrown into Mario Lemieux’s pool within the Nineteen Nineties, who once more took it swimming after the Pittsburgh Penguins gained in 2009. Pat Maroon dented the trophy final 12 months because the Lightning celebrated their second consecutive victory, and Lord Stanley’s mug has gone on a couple of totally different journeys with Mark Messier.

The Cup has been dented and despatched for repairs so many instances, that after a cursory look at Wikipedia, there’s a laundry checklist of all its mishaps, spanning a number of a long time.

Aube-Kubel might have set a brand new report, however maybe that is only a means of adhering to a well-established custom. We’ll see what the Avalanche have in retailer at their parade this week and within the ensuing summer time celebrations.

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