The Stanley Cup is still making its summer rounds with the Bruins organization as each member spends their day with the Cup. Tuesday was Michael Ryder's time and it didn't exactly get off to a good start.
Before taking the greatest trophy in sports on a helicopter ride to his hometown of St. John, Newfoundland, the Cup took another sort of trip. Some combination of a gust of wind and a bad table leg sent the Cup tumbling to the ground. In the background you can hear somebody say "first dent of the day!"
Thankfully for Ryder, he won't be playing in Boston next season after signing with the Stars, so he won't have to hear about it from all his teammates who helped earn the Cup. But there are certainly a lot worse places it could have fallen, including the helicopter ride.
This isn't the first time the Cup has fallen, of course. The thing used to get so beat up they hired the keepers of the Cup just to watch after it. And you thought the job was all glitz and glamour.
All in all, though, the Bruins have done a pretty gob job on their Cup tour this offseason, so it has seemed. Outside of the time when it was the VIP at a special post-title party, Lord Stanley's Cup has been kept out of harm's way for the most part. Well, there was also the case of the missing Cup on Nathan Horton's day, it's been pretty smooth. So it's not bad to take this long for a real bump.