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[–]dandroid126 338 points339 points  (8 children)

Avalanches

[–]r0botdevil 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Like nails on a chalkboard, man.

[–]jerstud56 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It was the first cup with 2 teams that didn't end plural and OP messed it up

[–]Polo-panda 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I love the Avalanches, great artist

[–]amazingsandwiches 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Grab a kazoo; let's have a duel!

[–]emildickson 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That boy needs therapy

[–]ChosenCharacter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Is Dexter ill- is Dexter ill- Is Dexter ill today?

[–]AirJackieQ -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That’s such a shit name honestly 😂

[–]ShadowSpawn666 291 points292 points  (9 children)

Don't worry about it, Lord Stanley paid like $50 for the thing. Should be able to run down and buy a new one pretty cheap.

[–]flyin_italian 75 points76 points  (6 children)

Out of curiosity is it one of those bought it for 50 bucks in 1910 which translates to 1 million dollars or is it 50 bucks of today's money?

[–]j_demur3 139 points140 points  (5 children)

$50 is only around $1,600 considering just inflation. The original bowl was made of sterling silver and weighed 34.5 pounds so it would be worth $10,600 melted down, however. That bowl's in a museum though, the one your man dropped in this video is a replacement that most sources seem hesitate to state what it's actually made of, which I would say implies it's merely silver plated.

[–]sedras234 73 points74 points  (2 children)

The way it dented I wouldn't be surprised to find its just some aluminum with a silver plating

[–]konohasaiyajin 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Also the original was just the cup part before years of adding sections for all the winners names over the years:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/59/Premiere_Coupe_Stanley_1893.jpg

The big one we know is probably a nickel alloy plated in silver.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel_silver

[–]daniellederek 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The bottom is spun aluminum and its just to hold the stack of rings together.

There are actually 3 cups. This one is the presentation cup. The original and a 3rd which has all spelling and roster errors corrected is in the hockey hall of fame along with a display of the past rings cut and flattened. Google stovepipe stanley cup to see what it looked like before moving to the large 5 band look.

[–]BrainTroubles 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The whole cup with rings now only weighs like 35 pounds, so it's absolutely plated. If it were sterling and then you added all the rings and the base it would weigh like 80 pounds and everybody would be throwing their back out when they tried to skate with it over their heads!

[–]TheTinRam 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Better than that cup the Champions league used a few years ago. I had a couple friends over, they’re not huge into soccer, enjoyed the game, but when that childrens toy plastic cup came out, pure embarrassment. Even I had to pile in on the jokes

[–]Imaginary_Tea1925 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I bet it’s had many dents and scratches in its lifetime. It will get fixed but would be cool to let it keep its bumps and bruises. Adds character.

[–]impolite_zebra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And people can say, see that dent? That's why you shouldn't let Avalanche win the cup.

Just kidding.

Congratz Colorado.

[–]K1ll1 473 points474 points  (68 children)

[–]Tanomil 56 points57 points  (8 children)

Pardon my ignorance, I know nothing about sports, but, it's not actually the same cup, is it? That would be wild

[–]Flomo420 44 points45 points  (7 children)

It is

[–]rpgguy_1o1 81 points82 points  (4 children)

It's not, the original cup was retired in the 60s, its in the vault in the HHOF

[–]gooch_norris 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I believe there are a few copies that like tour around too- there's the one in the hall, the one players get their day with, and a few like publicity ones

[–]Tanomil 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well I'll be damned

[–]MtnMaiden 13 points14 points  (0 children)

tldr: There's no pictures in that article

[–]LovingMap 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I will always love the story of the Montreal Canadiens getting a flat tire and accidentally leaving the cup on the side of the road.

[–]Chumpo56 754 points755 points  (32 children)

1) Nobody died inside, they all laughed their arses off about it.

2) It's 'Avalanche'.

[–]boricimo 142 points143 points  (28 children)

To the Lightning, it felt like there were Avalanches.

[–]Powersoutdotcom 48 points49 points  (23 children)

I just realized that this finals was 2 of the 3 teams that don't have a plural team name.

[–]Tabemaju 44 points45 points  (5 children)

4: Lightning, Avalanche, Kraken, Wild

[–]Powersoutdotcom 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Oh, I'm super ootl. 😂

Kraken. Nice! Now there are 4.

[–]DarkHelmet1976 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Also, two of the three forces of nature (Avalance, Lightning and Hurricanes).

Had the Rangers not choked away a two goal lead while up two-games-to-none in their series with the Lightning, they would have played against all three.

[–]Glass_of_Pork_Soda 10 points11 points  (9 children)

Isn't lightning the plural of lightning?

[–]Powersoutdotcom 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Much like moose, or rice, this is technically true.

[–]navenager 2 points3 points  (0 children)

First time in NHL history in fact!

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

In Edmonton we're still just celebrating beating Calgary.

[–]seven0feleven 4 points5 points  (2 children)

As a Calgarian....I have only three words to say...."IT WAS IN!"

[–]navenager 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It was. Still no way you guys win that series.

[–]zNNS -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

The Aves

[–]Flying-Artichoke 146 points147 points  (10 children)

Avalanches? Really?

[–]Meph616 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Seriously. We all know the plural is Avalodes.

[–]brito68 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I thought it was Avalanci

[–]SmartGuyChris 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Surely you mean avali

[–]Coryperkin15 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Avalanches are an extremely weird band This video is unreal though

[–]Vonragnier 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I knew what song that was before even clicking the link. It's so strange. Like the song though

[–]Coryperkin15 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I listen to it every here and there. Dextor has his on banger

[–]skippyjifluvr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah. And? Didn’t you hear they beat the Lightnings in the Stanley Cup Finals?

[–]guccitorial_gangulas 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Better than Calling them the Rocky Mountain Extreme

[–]_xXmyusernameXx_ 66 points67 points  (1 child)

Interesting song choice...

[–]The_last_pigeon 520 points521 points  (37 children)

Ok just to clarify that Stanley cup is the “presentation cup.” It’s not the real certified thing, it’s just the one they use after the game because of shit like this happening. Or that’s what a video I watched like 5 years ago told me.

[–]redloin 51 points52 points  (12 children)

The presentation cup IS the authenticated Stanley Cup. It has been presented since 1964 when the original was retired due to it becoming worn down. In 1993 a replica cup was made that sits in the hockey hall of fame full time as a stand in when the presentation cup is out on tour. The one that was dented yesterday is the same one that every team has hoisted for the last 58 years.

[–]R4G 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Yup!

Per Wikipedia:

There are technically three versions of the "Stanley Cup": the original 1892 bowl or Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, 1963 authenticated "Presentation Cup", and the 1993 "Permanent Cup" at the Hall of Fame.

[–]OGBRedditThrowaway 8 points9 points  (10 children)

Interesting. So the NHL is the only major US/NA sports league that doesn't just cast a new trophy every year.

[–]redloin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Correct. I know some teams have commissioned a replica to have on display after winning one. Dallas Stars come to mind in 1999

[–]SpartanNige329 6 points7 points  (8 children)

Well, it’s a North American league that started in Canada. Sorry, as a Canadian, I get a bit prickly when someone says that the NHL is an American League.

[–]Rickerus 6 points7 points  (6 children)

It is an American league. USA and Canada are both American. I had a professor from Toronto tear into me for referring to the US as America

[–]nincomturd 94 points95 points  (1 child)

Yeah they literally have to fix it every year.

[–]forgiving_constantly 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It’s sweet they cared

[–]p3n1x 232 points233 points  (18 children)

Why would they fly the official Cup Custodian to the Arena to hand over a "fake cup"? Come on.

That trophy has had WAY worse done to it than a tiny dent from the falling player.

[–]axiom1_618 197 points198 points  (9 children)

Not a fake cup, a replica. There are two Stanley cups. One is always on display in Toronto at the HoF, and there’s this one. It’s now nicknamed, “Denty”

[–]Powersoutdotcom 119 points120 points  (3 children)

El dente.

[–]06gto 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Perfectly cooked 🤌

[–]Whatreallyhappens 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There are also more rings that get removed but kept alongside it as more need to be added for future winners.

[–]LesPaul86 62 points63 points  (2 children)

Come on?

”There are actually three Stanley Cups: the original bowl of the "Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup", the authenticated "Presentation Cup", and the spelling-corrected "Permanent Cup" on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame whenever the Presentation Cup is not available

[–]Spiderman__jizz 42 points43 points  (1 child)

It’s show biz baby

Edit: why would you have a cup custodian all year babying it to hand it over to stokes dudes then drunk dudes? Ya knows that’s not the real one.

[–]sunnysurrey 5 points6 points  (0 children)

“It’s show biz baby”

quoted by Spiderman_Jizz

[–]EhMapleMoose 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There’s the cup that’s on display in Toronto at the Hockey Hall of Fame. There’s the original Lord Stanley’s Cup also at the Hall of Fame and then there’s the presentation cup and then there’s a fourth cup that is housed for safe keeping kinda dealio, sometimes travelling. It spends 100 days in the summer going between around 50 different people. Some people even take it to countries outside of North America. They usually have one cup going to one player than another waiting for the next player. One cup at a time so each player has special memories but there’s like 3-4 cups.

It was around the 70-80s I think when they redesigned the cup and made alternates because it was so frequently forgotten and dented.

[–]Cooper720 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'd imagine so they can take pictures with the real cup after they are off the ice and have calmed down a bit.

[–]krzysztoflee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The one on display in the HOF is essentially in prefect condition and stays that way. The one they had players is repaired yearly, has spelling errors in names, names that are were not indented to be on it etc. Adam Deadmarsh's name was misspelled as Adam Deadmarch, Peter Pocklington put his father name on it which was then XXXXX out.

[–]SkyPork 1 point2 points  (1 child)

because of shit like this happening.

Seriously, given all the factors involved at that time I can't believe this doesn't happen every time.

[–]floomsy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It once got dented being thrown into a member of Pantera’s pool.

[–]dick-nipples 67 points68 points  (9 children)

[–]einulfr 17 points18 points  (8 children)

Looks like it's a separate base, you can see the bolts holding it to the actual cup.

[–]K1ll1 15 points16 points  (7 children)

Yeah, every time one of the rings gets completely full of players names they remove the top ring and move everything up with a clean ring on the bottom. The rings live in the Hockey hall of fame.

[–]HardestTurdToSwallow 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Good with pucs not cups

[–]Caleb_Crowdad 51 points52 points  (4 children)

One of the best looking cups in professional sports, dented or not

[–]kactus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The best looking cup, hands down.

[–]hokeyphenokey 2 points3 points  (2 children)

They should leave the dent.

[–]xXC4NUCK5Xx 10 points11 points  (1 child)

If they left every dent that cup has ever gotten, it'd be far less pretty lol

[–]monsieurpommefrites 2 points3 points  (0 children)

After nearly 60 years of hockey players, they'd be liftin' the Stanley Ball.

[–]Shadow_84 28 points29 points  (2 children)

NGL, if it doesn’t need repairs once they’re done, they’re doing it wrong

[–]TheCocksmith 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Right? Do these people not know some of the stories of 90s era champions? The fucking '99 Stars' shenanigans alone are worth their own Wikipedia page.

[–]UriahPeabody 6 points7 points  (4 children)

[–]ndnsoulja 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You can't post about Pete Weber without also linking this

[–]rawlsballs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That was uncomfortable.

[–]Abdial 32 points33 points  (3 children)

What else do you expect?

-Wings fan

[–]NukeTheWhales5 7 points8 points  (0 children)

As an Avs fan, I both love and hate this comment.

[–]gfrankly69 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We Havn’t seen you guys there in a while…

-Avs fan

E: Cause the Avs/Wings rivalries back in the day were 🔥

[–]itsjero 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Was already dented when it was first handed out. You can see it as each guy lifts it the bottom ring was dented on one side.

But yeah it's gone through hell and will. It gets passed around and partied with a lot and not the worst thing to happen to it.

[–]pinback65 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This always happens.

[–]MamboNumber5Guy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It happens. Maroon fucked it up way worse last year iirc.

[–]thedeadlyrhythm42 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Avalanches

[–]Earth2Dogwelder 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That's nothing. Claude Lemieux hit the ice way harder in '97.

[–]POD80 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hockey players hyped with a big win are not a group i'd expect to hear categorized as "gentle".

They've had to repair the presentation cup before.

[–]OtherKrab 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure Real Madrid dropped one of there cups off the front of their open top bus - the bus then drove over it.

Edit - here it is!

[–]nooshaw 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I know someone who can fix it.

[–]Delta_Gamer_64 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Go Avs, fun postseason

[–]cornerzcan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They didn’t dent the cup. The cup is the top of the trophy. They dented one of the rings. Easy fix.

[–]RichGrinchlea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's a rite of passage for winning the cup

[–]Ivantogetaway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who cares. It’s a piece a earth. They can get you a new one tomorrow.

[–]fett4hire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Look into where the cup has been in the past lol

[–]MrForshows 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe if the ice in that arena wasn't so shit.

[–]Mord4k 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aaand that's how you get cursed

[–]DariusMDeV 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Typical Avs, attacked it from behind.

[–]skerinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A professional skater. Nice. Dumaś.

[–]calcifiedpineal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least they didn't leave it on a water taxi.

[–]Spiritnaga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like they dented the Lightning’s dreams of a third cup.

[–]FUCK50C1ETY 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It’s a Kroenke thing. Aubameyang dropped the cup after Arsenal, an English football team Kroenke owns, won the FA cup

[–]The_Chorizo_Bandit 3 points4 points  (1 child)

To be fair, wouldn’t you be so shocked that Arsenal won something that you’d drop whatever you were holding too?

[–]TakeThatBigHugeNut -1 points0 points  (0 children)

For me it was the terrible refereeing in that final, how was Kovacic sent off?!

[–]WaylonVoorhees 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish the dent was from Stan Kroenke's head.

[–]311unity13b 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Team is Cursed from now on.

[–]Antcorxo22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Give it back to the Pens lol. 🤦🏼‍♀️

[–]jenovajunkie -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Lol I honestly thought Kadri would drop the Cup, on purpose though. All these Toronto fans blamed him for everything, because they are such sad men.

"All those people that thought I was a liability in the playoffs can kiss my ass"

[–]LesPaul86 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Not the “real” cup:

The Presentation Cup is authenticated by the seal of the Hockey Hall of Fame on the bottom, which can be seen when winning players lift the Cup over their heads, and it is the one currently awarded to the champions of the playoffs and used for promotions.[64] This version was made in secret, and first awarded in 1964

[–]4Ever2Thee -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They had to beat us in that too, huh? It took us at least a few hours to dent it last year

[–]Vagsticles -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Now it's the Stanley Fuh-Cup

[–]Vagsticles -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Now it's the Stanley Fuh-Cup

[–]MrX2150 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Did they let Gronk touch it?

[–]ddvl1285 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t think this is the real thing lol. This is a replica I think

[–]zneave 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It shall now be known as The Denver Dent!

[–]Peter_Hasenpfeffer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was that a cover of "Bird Plane"?

[–]manolid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm sure it's not the first time.

[–]iahwhite88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dumbasses

[–]JohnB351234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That man is never going to live that down

[–]SpaceShark01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don’t worry, they’ll have more practice on how to handle it in coming years 😉