The Stanley Cup now has its own bodyguard. The reason being that the past keepers have done some very unusual things with it. One time, a few of the Montreal Canadiens players stopped to change a flat tire and left the Cup in a snowbank. Another time, the Montreal Wanderers (1907) left it on a table top after a team picture, and the mother of the photographer used it as a flowerpot. Abouy five years ago, Tomas Holmstrom of the Detroit Red Wings baptized his niece in the Cup, and Brian Trottier of the New York Islanders unscrewed the bowl, put food in it, and fed his dog.