Stanley Cup too heavy for flight ???

As the Stanley Cup makes its rounds this Summer with players & personnel of the Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, as it does with every winning team each year, it goes through some unbelievable things. However, this may be a first.http://www.sptimes.com/2004/08/24/Lightning/Stanley_Cup_disappear.shtml

As the Stanley Cup makes its rounds this Summer with players & personnel of the Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, as it does with every winning team each year, it goes through some unbelievable things. However, this may be a first. Traveling with Lightning head scout Jake Goertzen, from Vancouver to Fort St. John, the cup disappeared. The Cup was ‘checked in’ before the flight to be placed in the luggage department of the plane. When they landed in Fort St. John the cup was no where to be found. After a while of sure panic (especially the “keeper of the cup” i’m sure he thought his a$$ was dead) they made a phone call back to the airport in Vancouver, where they discovered the cup had been left off of the plane because it was “too heavy to fly”.

Now, I think the real issue here is, how can a 35lb case be the determining factor to whether or not the plane is carrying too much weight !! I mean, if 35lbs is the difference between the plane crashing or not, something’s not right. Makes you wonder just what the hell they were thinking…???


3 Responses to Stanley Cup too heavy for flight ???

  1. TheCoach says:

    Pretty odd, but this is not the worst thing that has happened to the cup. I once heard a interview with the keeper of the Cup, and he said that it was once forgotten in a dinch on a side road after one of the players finished changing a tire, one side was dented so badly that it was touching the other, etc.

    That’s what I love about it. Every other sports trophy is so boring, but the Cup has had so many adventures it’s incredible.

  2. DarkPhoenix says:

    Here’s a short list of some of the stuff that has been done to the Stanley Cup:

    – 1905 – Drop-kicked into Rideau Canal.

    – 1906 – Turned into flower pot.

    – 1924 – Left on curb after tire change.

    – 1962 – Stolen by Canadian’s fan.

    – 1999 – Thrown off balcony and dented.

  3. Rico420 says:

    What about when Red Kelly’s son “christened” the cup by peeing in the bowl..that’s a great stanley cup story :)

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