Saturday, 29 October 2011

Did he or didn't he?

One of the enduring Carbonneau myths is that, during a Stanley Cup party in 1999 at the house of Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, Guy threw the trophy off Paul's balcony into the pool.  Lord Stanley missed the pool slightly, leaving a three-inch ding.

What is known for sure is that the Cup was dented while the Stars had it.  But the organization never explained how the dent got there.

Carbo denies the story.  Vinnie Paul claims it is true.  So does teammate Craig Ludwig, who was also at the party.  I prefer to believe that my hero didn't dent the Stanley Cup, and if did...I can't blame him for denying it.  Who would want to admit to something like that?

Guess we'll never know.


Further reading:  Stars put mystery dent in Stanley Cup (CNN/Sports Illustrated story, July 7, 1999)

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