Ryder puts a dent in Lord Stanley

Michael Ryder, then with the Bruins, shakes hands with Canucks forward Chris Higgins after the...

Michael Ryder, then with the Bruins, shakes hands with Canucks forward Chris Higgins after the Boston won the Stanley Cup in Vancouver, B.C., back in July. (ERIC BOLTE/QMI Agency)

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The Stanley Cup has another battle scar.

Actually, it's a dent, a small ding on the top lip of the bowl, courtesy of Dallas Stars forward Michael Ryder, who had the Cup fall off a table during his day with Lord Stanley in St. John's, Nfld.

Ryder, the ex-Boston Bruin, took the Cup to the city where he had a send-off rally at a hotel before flying to his hometown of Bonavista.

Soon after arriving at the rooftop rally, Ryder gently placed the trophy on a table. As he turned away, part of the table appeared to collapse and, as two local cops looked on, the Cup tipped over, landing on its side.

The mishap came a day after Bruins forward Brad Marchand had the Cup and told Halifax Metro, "I don't know if I want to give it to him because I'm scared it's not going to come back."


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