That moment will probably never be erased from the memory of any NHL fan, let alone a Colorado Avalanche player. Nicolas Aube-Kubel arrives with the Stanley Cup to a group of celebrating teammates, everything is set for a team photo, but the Canadian forward staggers, startles everyone around and the shiny cup hits the ice. The expressions of Pavel Francouz et al. circulating on social networks, as well as shots of the bent base of the iconic trophy. Aube-Kubel does not erase this memory from his skin.
Aube-Kubel set a record with his fall with the hockey grail.
“It’s the first time that a winning team has damaged the Stanley Cup while still on the rink,” said Phil Pritchard, one of the guards of the “old skunk”, shortly after the carom.
“It was a hoot, the Colorado players had the silver cup for, I’d say, about five minutes,” he said amusedly.
Aube-Kubel decided that it would be an eternal shame to forget this moment. He masterfully made fun of himself and had the Stanley Cup tattooed on his thigh with the dent he caused.
A magical way to deal with your own faux pas. The overseas website The Score, for example, evaluates the Canadian’s move as “exciting”.
The 26-year-old player will try to win another famous trophy in Toronto, having signed a one-year contract with the Maple Leafs for a million dollars.
Aube-Kubel’s is second only to Brad Marchand’s in 2011 in our ranking of Stanley Cup winners’ tattoos.
Do you remember him? A drunken star of the Boston Bruins was then made by a tattoo artist with a typo, instead of “Champions”, Marchand had “Champions” tattooed on his ribs.
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