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Nicolas Aubé-Kubel: the ruined haircut in record time

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Quebecer Nicolas Aubé-Kubel won the first Stanley Cup of his career on Sunday and, at the same time, achieved another less glorious feat by becoming the player who damaged the Holy Grail in fastest hockey.

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Avalanche’s Sorelois was carrying the trophy for the traditional team photo on the ice when he slipped, falling on the ice of the Amalie Arena in Tampa, hitting the bottom of the cup.

The damage is mild – a small wound to the lower body, in hockey terms – but the images here show that the bottom of the trophy, which weighs 34.5 pounds, is no longer rounded as was the custom.


Stanley Cup

Screenshot taken from the NHL Twitter account

“I think it’s a record! kicked off cup keeper Phil Pritchard in a video posted to Twitter during the festivities. Only five minutes have passed in the introductions and this is happening. This is the first time this has happened on ice. There is already a bump on the bottom. “


Stanley Cup

Screenshot taken from the NHL Twitter account

Less worse than lightning

Judging by his crooked smile, the holder of the cup, the man with blond hair and white gloves who has been wearing the precious trophy for years, did not seem very sorry for the turn of events.

After all, Mr. Pritchard fared a lot worse last year. During the very, very, very celebratory lightning parade on the Hillsborough River, striker Pat Maroon dropped the cup, the top cup of which was dented.


Stanley Cup

Maroon later denied disrespecting the hockey supremacy emblem, stating the trophy was wet and slipped from his hands when he tried to lift it.

Ironically, the Stanley Cup had been sent to Montreal for repairs, just weeks after Canadiens fans watched the trophy slip out of the Lightning.


Last year, Lightning's Pat Maroon damaged the Stanley Cup when he tried to lift it while it was wet.

Photo taken from the Twitter account @JOESMITHTTBto

Last year, Lightning’s Pat Maroon damaged the Stanley Cup when he tried to lift it while it was wet.

Back to Montreal?

On Monday it was still unclear whether the coveted object will have to be sent back to Montreal, in this workshop that seems to want to be kept secret by the League.

But Pritchard said he would speak “soon” with the Colorado organization.

“We’ll see how it gets fixed, he explained. But this summer there will really be a cup tour. “

The Stanley Cup has had its share of minor and serious injuries during its centuries-old history.

He was thrown into fire by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1962, then into a swimming pool by Mario Lemieux, in 1991, during the first Pittsburgh Penguins conquest.

Also, the trophy doesn’t float. Guy Carbonneau also learned the hard way two years later when he celebrated what would be the Canadian’s last cup for a long time.


Nicolas Aubé-Kubel posed with his sister, Alex-Anne, in the company of a tough Stanley Cup on Sunday at Tampa's Amalie Arena.  The young woman also wears a jacket with Nordic colors.

Photo taken from the Instagram account @alex_anne___

Nicolas Aubé-Kubel posed with his sister, Alex-Anne, in the company of a tough Stanley Cup on Sunday at Tampa’s Amalie Arena. The young woman also wears a jacket with Nordic colors.

With a wrench

It was also repaired with the means at hand – an adjustable wrench and rag – by the future mayor of Hearst, Ontario 20 years ago, Radio-Canada recently reported.

The trophy (rather fragile, of course) had been dented after being dropped by Claude Larose on the ice of the recreation center that would bear his name.

Then a city councilor, but also a coachbuilder by profession, Roger Sigouin offered to renew the hockey icon. Which he would have managed in the utmost secrecy, since the story was only recently revealed.

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