About 1,300 miles west of Buffalo, New York, where his teammate Patrick Kane is facing rape accusations, Jonathan Toews is relaxing at his summer home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
For the Blackhawks captain, life as a Stanley Cup champion goes on uninterrupted.
It was Toews' third day with the Stanley Cup, which meant it was time to get creative. Teaming with Canadian Tire and their #Wannaplay campaign, Toews buckled the Cup into his backseat and drove through Winnipeg, recruiting some local kids to play a game of street hockey:
Toews lets kids carry the Cup, walks it in front of moving traffic, and drops face-offs with it. Who's going to tell him to stop? He has one three Stanley Cups in six years as captain of one of the world's most popular teams. Toews has more ownership on that thing than anyone in the NHL.
It is a questionable decision letting children touch the Stanley Cup (if that is indeed the real Cup) without actually earning the hardware. NHL players have a strict superstition to not touch the Cup until they win it.
Speaking of kids and Toews, here is the captain showing off his skills in 1998:
Toews was originally slated to appear on the cover of EA Sports' NHL 16 holding the Stanley Cup with Kane. After Kane was the target of rape accusations, EA Sports announced Wednesday that Toews will appear on the cover alone, still hoisting the Cup.
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) June 25, 2015
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) August 12, 2015
Toews previously appeared on the cover of the NHL 11 version of the game, and Kane served as sole cover player in the NHL 10 version.