The Stanley Cup has had many customary repairs over the years, but never has it been damaged so quickly following a team's victory in the Finals.
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Quebecer Nicolas Aubé-Kubel certainly savored a great moment in his life when the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in the final round on Sunday.
However, he will be able to tell his family members how he became, in spite of himself, the object of attention that he could well have done without.
Thus, when joining his teammates for the traditional team photo of the champion formation, he escaped the trophy which suffered a few "wounds".
Moreover, the guardian of the famous cup, Phil Pritchard, confirmed on Twitter that it will have to be repaired soon. "I don't know if they've had her for five minutes and already there was a bump down there," he said.
“I guess we'll have a little chat with them soon and we'll go through a process of how we're going to fix it. But the Stanley Cup tour will go ahead.”
"I think it's a new brand: five minutes after the presentation, it happened. This is the first time it has happened on the ice, ”he continued.
Aubé-Kubel can take comfort in the idea that the cut should recover well. Last year, many decried the damage caused by the Lightning players after their victory at the expense of the Montreal Canadiens.
Among other things, a photo showing the trophy in poor condition in the hands of Patrick Maroon had caused a stir; the director of hockey operations Mathieu Darche had at the time justified to the “Journal de Montréal” that a hockey player had slipped on a ceramic floor with the cup.