JOE ELLIOTT PLACED THE STANLEY CUP TROPHY UPSIDE DOWN ON PURPOSE
Detroit Red Wings
Someone should have drove that guy ... we know he [placed the Stanley Cup trophy upside down on purpose]. We talked to people at the show and Elliott was being real rude to everybody. He was in a bad mood when they got there, so for whatever reason he didn't want to be there. And that's his way of showing it and taking it out on the NHL ... [Red Wings goon] Darren McCarty didn't really get a chance to see it; I guess he was going off the stage when it happened. And you know, [Red Wings defenseman Kyle] Quincey was the only one that said he would have done something to him. I don’t know if he would have popped [Elliott], but he could have given him a good shove."
JOE ELLIOTT IS A DUMBASS GERIATRIC
The Hockey News
Ya know, the NHL really tries, but you have to wonder sometimes if these guys get it. Some dumbass geriatric singer puts the Cup down upside down and then say, “Well never mind. We’re soccer boys. What do we know?” What else would you expect from a bunch of guys who can’t seem to spell the words “deaf” or “leopard” properly? Must be that soccer trophies get placed down with the big covered side sticking up. That makes sense.
I can just imagine the planning meeting for this thing. Yeah, to celebrate the Stanley Cup in Detroit, let’s invite a bunch of aging English rockers who don’t know anything about hockey. Hmmm, Dexy’s Midnight Runners are booked up, so let’s invite Def Leppard to Motown. Yeah, to Motown. And just for fun, let’s not have a dry run with the Stanley Cup beforehand. If I were the NHL, I’d be trying to wipe this embarrassment from everyone’s memory banks and have YouTube pull it down immediately. But no, the NHL celebrates it with gushing stories that don’t even mention the incident. And then they wonder why people laugh at them.