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from Matt Goulet of Esquire,
Mike Bolt looks after the Stanley Cup. Since 2000, the Toronto native has traveled with it 250 days a year. He’s shared hotel rooms with it, maintained it, fixed it, and watched over it every year when NHL champions take it home. He’s even taken it to Afghanistan. And when he dropped by our office last week with the Greatest Trophy in Sports in tow—in town to mark the start of the NHL playoffs—we asked him a few questions.
ESQUIRE: So, when the champs each get to have their individual day with it—you just sit back and watch them? Have you had to do much enforcing?
MIKE BOLT: Not much. But when, you know, alcohol comes into play, common sense tends to go out the window a little. Usually it’s the next day when the guys are, “Oh, yeah. Sorry. I was being a bit of an idiot last night.” You walk up to a guy and give him a little tap, “All right, take it easy. It’s the cup.” You know: You can’t do that. Or if guys have some crazy ideas they want to do. I’ve had guys who want to go parachuting with it. Yeah, that’s not going to happen.
Maxim’s got an interview with Mike Bolt, the official keeper of The Cup,
Ever had to deck a drunk fan?
Again, we’re around bars and alcohol, and you do get the odd jerk who’ll mouth off to you. But big deal, I can take it. As long as this thing stays safe, I don’t care how much this guy’s chirping in my ear. I’d like to smack them, but I can’t. I had to push a fan away once because I thought he was going to urinate in it, but that’s about it.