LORD STANLEY WAS PROBABLY STIRRING IN HIS GRAVE AFTER THE EDMONTON Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 of the NHL finals. That's because his Stanley Cup was on stage with an exotic dancer at the Forum Inn, just across the street from the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton. The Oilers have a tradition of letting each member of the team spend some time with the Cup, and center Mark Messier laid claim to it first. So he took the Cup to various night spots and let fans drink from it.
The Oilers' three Finns are hoping to take the Cup to their native land for a week. Defenseman Craig Muni said he wants "to take a bath with it." Goalie Grant Fuhr wants to bring along the Cup on a golf outing. "Stanley might enjoy a day in the fresh air after some of the places he's being taken," said Fuhr.