Don’t worry, Michael Ryder, that’s only the oldest, most revered trophy in professional sports.
In fairness to Ryder, who was a member of the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins before being signing with the Dallas Stars this offseason, he wasn’t the one that set up that shoddy little table at the St. John’s Hotel in Bonavista, Newfoundland.
And apparently, it’s fitting that Ryder is now a member of the Stars. Joe Nieuwendyk, general manager of the Dallas Stars, can relate. He and his teammates put a three-inch ding in the cup back in 1999. The only difference is that the Stars never said how it got there.
Legend also has it that former Dallas Star Guy Carbonneau dented Stanley when he allegedly threw it off of a balcony and into the pool of Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul.
Rest assured, Ryder…