Stanley Cup disappointed to have to spend the day with Mark Eaton

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Eaton got his 48 hours with the Stanley Cup yesterday and today, a fact that didn't sit well with the famous trophy. "You have to understand. The Stanley Cup gets to hang out with some of the greatest players of all-time," said Mike Bolt, the trophy's handler. "Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin. So when it has to spend time with these mid-rate players, boredom comes quickly." Eaton, who has scored 62 points in his nine-year career, took the Cup back to his hometown of Wilmington, Del. "Ugh. It was brutal," said Bolt. "Wilmington is a dump. I noticed that the Cup tried to knock itself onto its side so it could roll into the path of a bus. But it's my job to keep it upright in those situations."


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