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Tasting From the Cup

From Arthus Bovino of The Daily Meal (via Yahoo! Sports):

Each player on a championship team gets 24 hours with the cup – though not without company. The cup is minded by a trustee, a tradition started by Lord Stanley in 1893 when he donated it (there have been nine trustees). According to the Hall of Fame and ABC.com, some misadventures include: being kicked into the Ottawa’s Rideau Canal, using it as a flower pot and christening vessel, and leaving it on the side of the road. It has been to the White House, Lenin’s tomb, and the Arctic Circle.

Food? Drink? According to Andrew Podnieks’ Lord Stanley’s Cup, it all started in 1896 when the Winnipeg Victorias drank Champagne out of it. What’s happened since? Applejacks, ice cream, pitepalt, beer, and more – consumed out of something players sleep, swim, shower, and hit strip clubs with. And that’s just what can be documented.

The list:

• Erik Cole: Applejacks
• Sean O’Donnell: Dog Food
• Montreal Wanderers: Gum
• Tomas Holmstrom: Swedish stuffed potato dumplings

more here (plus a slideshow at The Daily Meal)

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