Tag:Cup Keep Up
Posted on: September 6, 2011 10:43 am
Edited on: September 6, 2011 10:45 am

Daily Skate: Ference's Cup day includes flash mob

By Brian Stubits

FLASH IN THE PAN: Andrew Ference recently took his time with the Stanley Cup and had said that his time would one-up everybody else's. Boy did it. In Boston's North End at the celebration, a flash mob busts out dancing and the show ends with a triumphant Ference standing amid the dancers holding the chalice high above his head (h/t to Puck Daddy). No word if this guy made it in the routine (I still love this).

CAN'T CUT IT: The Washington Capitals made a small move on Monday, waiving one-time hot prospect Dmitry Kugryshev (via DC Pro Sports Report), who will soon be on his way to NHL free agency. The Russian prospect had shown tremendous promise in lighting up the QMJHL, tallying 87 points in 66 games his last season there. But life in the AHL was a lot tougher and apparently the Caps have seen enough. You can surely expect some team to try and take a flyer on Kugryshev.

TESTING TIME: A few Carolina Hurricanes are taking part in an experiment from Nike, requiring the players to wear goggles while they train and setting them back in the disco era. From Chip Alexander at the News Observer: "use of the glasses can improve peripheral vision, reaction time, perception and focus. The disco reference? To the strobe effect of the glasses. Ah, the things people do for scienece.

REMEMBERING BELAK: Wade Belak's memorial service was held over the weekend and among those on hand were his former teammates with the Predators to honor the fallen player. “He was happy to be retired," Ryan Suter said. "He was happy to be moving on, because he had played for so long. He was going to finally be able to relax and enjoy it.” Josh Cooper at the Tennesseean has the full story.

IRONWOMEN: In Burnaby, Britich Columbia, a group of women finished playing the longest hockey game in history, going 243 hours and five minutes of consecutive (minus occasional zamboni appearances) of action to break the Guiness world record (via CTV news). The reason? To raise money for cystic fibrosis. The game that stretched 10 days had almost 2,500 goals scored. I guess nobody will complain about hockey being low scoring after that.

Photo: Getty Images

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Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:14 pm
Edited on: August 30, 2011 12:16 pm

Cup keep up: Stanley takes a tumble with Ryder

By Brian Stubits

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.

Video from St. John Telegram. Hat tip to Mike Harrington, Puck Daddy.

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