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Morning Line- Ken Campbell On The Stanley Cup

So how about the players who win it start using a little bit of common sense and treat it with the respect it deserves? Part of the tradition of the Stanley Cup is the abuse it has endured over the years, almost from the time it came into existence, from being kicked into the Rideau Canal to being set on fire to being brought to a gentleman’s establishment. Treating hockey’s ultimate prize like a piece of trash is certainly nothing new.

I bring this up because yesterday Robby Fabbri of the St. Louis Blues had his day with the Cup. He brought it to the rink where he played much of his minor hockey for a three-hour function and later brought it to a hospital. He had a party with his family and enjoyed the day with the guest of honor. But you know what he also did with it? He had his dogs eat spaghetti and meatballs out of it. That’s tame by Stanley Cup standards to be sure, but really? You work that hard to win that beautiful piece of hardware, which signifies the culmination of your dreams, and you let your dog eat spaghetti and meatballs out of it? Or you put your baby in there with no diaper and she poops in it? Or allow your horse to eat out of it? Toss it into a swimming pool? Or you do any host of other unmentionable things to it?

-Ken Campbell of The Hockey News where you can read more on this...

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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Ha! Draper’s baby!

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 07/17/19 at 09:13 AM ET

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A…a…a…a GENTLEMAN’S ESTABLISHMENT? Oh, the horror. A trophy might have reflected boobies.

Posted by Squarewheels from The Land of Unhealthy Scratching on 07/17/19 at 09:39 AM ET

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You work that hard to win that beautiful piece of hardware

He won *a day* with that beautiful piece of hardware.

Unless someone actually damages the cup, then maybe shut up.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/17/19 at 10:03 AM ET

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You work that hard to win that beautiful piece of hardware, which signifies the culmination of your dreams, and you let your dog eat spaghetti and meatballs out of it?

Yes, because I worked so hard for it, I earned the right to let my dogs eat out of it. So STFU, Ken Campbell.

Posted by George0211 on 07/17/19 at 10:04 AM ET

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A…a…a…a GENTLEMAN’S ESTABLISHMENT?

Won’t someone PLEASE think of the children???

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/17/19 at 10:04 AM ET

Ajax19's avatar

<INSERT SIMPSON’S “OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD” PICTURE HERE>

Posted by Ajax19 on 07/17/19 at 10:17 AM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

Kan Campbell needs his diaper changed.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 07/17/19 at 11:07 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

Tens of thousands of people have put their germ-filled mouths on the rim of the Stanley Cup. Animals have eaten and drank out of the Cup. I’m sure that Draper’s baby is not the only child to have used the restroom while in the Cup. You know what all of this means?

SOAP KILLS GERMS, and the Cup is washed regularly.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 07/17/19 at 11:13 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Sounds a lot like get off my lawn you damn kids to me.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/17/19 at 11:49 AM ET

bigfrog's avatar

SOAP KILLS GERMS, and the Cup is washed regularly

Yep. Let the players celebrate their hard earned achievement.  cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 07/17/19 at 01:08 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Sounds a lot like get off my lawn you damn kids to me.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod’s pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/17/19 at 11:49 AM ET

Ten thousand times THIS.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/17/19 at 03:20 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Clearly we need a set of rules and a committee to govern what is and isn’t allowed with the Cup.

Heaven forbid NHL players show some character and personality with something they have dreamed of winning their entire lives.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/17/19 at 04:13 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Ken Campbell has really lost it and is grasping at mirages.

Hilarious comments by all you guys! LOL

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/17/19 at 04:16 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

I think everything that has happened in, on or around the Cup adds to the lore. I love the stories.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 07/17/19 at 04:50 PM ET

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