The Stanley Cup has been having a rough week. First, the legendary trophy was dented during the Colorado Avalanche’s on-ice celebration in Tampa. If that wasn’t enough, the Cup was delivered to the wrong address on its way to Avs winger Gabriel Landeskog’s house.
Fox 31 noted that the Stanley Cup was supposed to be sent to the Swedish forward so he could have his day with the trophy. It’s one of the greatest experiences a professional hockey player could ever have. Instead, the Cup was sent to the home of Kit Karbler in the Hilltop neighborhood of Denver.
Karbler was shocked by the unexpected delivery. He shared a photo of the Stanley Cup on the social media app NextDoor. Kit understood it was a mistake, but was excited to get to see it up close.
“It looks like a contractor or something. I didn’t know. And a fella comes to the door. He’s got long, kind of gray hair, parted and he’s very friendly. … And he comes right in and they’re looking, the truck is backed up and they’re looking to bring in the trophy.”
Philip Pritchard, who acts as “Keeper of the Cup” for the Hockey Hall of Fame, explained the mix-up. He told a local reporter that they simply couldn’t see the number on the house. Landeskog has a similar address to the mistaken destination.
It’s already been a wild summer for the Stanley Cup. Who knows what might happen next? In the end, the mistake was corrected and Gabriel Landeskog got to spend his day with the most famous trophy in sports.
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