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The Real Story of How the Wings Broke the Cup

From James Duthie at The Good, The Bad and The Duthie,

Here’s what happened:  Chris Chelios was atop the bar, Coyote Ugly style, Cup in hand, with the packed crowd cheering madly.  At some point there was an attempted handoff to Brett Lebda.  Whether it was the chaos of the crowd, or the…umm…content of the blood, balance was lost.  Down went Lebda.  Down went Stanley.

And no, the dent wasn’t “slight”.

In fact, it needed emergency service.  Mike Bolt, the Keeper of the Cup, was taken to Joe Louis Arena, where Stan, like a forward who took a puck in the eye, was placed gently on the trainer’s table in the Red Wings dressing room, and operated on.

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Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: brett+lebda, chris+chelios, stanley+cup

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