According to the Hockey Hall of Fame website, it has happened. Check out the shots from the site link “Stanley Cup Journal”, which is updated every Tuesday and Friday from mid-June to the Kings raise its championship banner at Staples Center in mid-October.
Posts so far show it after Game 6, then at Dodger Stadium, the parade in downtown L.A., and NHL Draft. Expect this Friday to show where it went in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.
The June 22 link, however, is so far most disturbing. Matthew Perry, whose performance as a presenter at the NHL Awards Show was undeniably below average, is shown taking a sip from the Cup (apparently at the urging of Anze Kopitar, above), while actors Eric Stonestreet, Michael Vartan, Colin Hanks and the Galaxy’s David Beckham (with wife Victoria) also take their pictures with it in somewhat less compromising positions.
Thursday, Kings players are taking the Cup to Children’s Hospital, where Dustin Brown, Luc Robitaille, Tim Leiweke, and broadcasters Jim Fox and Bob Miller will accompany it.