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20 May 2007

If history repeats itself, no Stanley for Senators...

Yep, it's sad for us bandwagoning Canadians, but it's the obvious truth.

No team from north of the border, has won hockey revered prize since mes Canadiens did it back in 1993 against the Los Angeles Kings.

Not saying that this is going to happen, I said IF history repeats itself.

Now you ask, what is this history?

2003-2004: Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Calgary Flames in 7 games
2005-2006: Carolina Hurricanes defeat Edmonton Oilers in 7 games
2006-2007: ------------------- defeat Ottawa Senators in 7 games ?

For the past 2 finals, Lord Stanley's Cup has been lost twice by two Canadian teams, the Edmonton Oilers last season to the Carolina Hurricanes, and the last pre-lockout season when the Calgary Flames came up a game short against the then-powerful Tampa Bay Lightning.

The history would scare any Sens fan away, but, here's another interesting tidbit that completely debunks my outrageous claims above:

The modern-era Ottawa Senators have never made it to the Stanley Cup Finals

so, we can never know how they'll perform?

Will they suck?
Will they be awesome?

God only knows.

Until yesterday at around 6:30-7:00 PM EST, that idea was still in play.

No more though.

I wish you Sens fans all the best, it must be great having a dominating team heading into the Cup Finals for the first time, while we Canadiens, Leafs, Oilers, Flames and Canucks fans can all but sit and watch on our Plasmas, LCD's or some crappy 90's box.

Now the question of the post: Who do you prefer? Detroit? or Anaheim?

--BBR

P.S. The Ghost may come out of his tavern and post a little something on those defeated and depleted Sabres later.

4 fanatics have replied:

Sherry said...

Actually, you've probably seen the stats before, but for every year that ended in '7' it's either be a Canadian team or Detroit.

Therefore, let's all hope Anaheim is the one who moves on!

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

Anaheim just won 2-1 in OT, looks like you may indeed get your wish.

The Ghost said...

Sorry guys, between company, depression, kids and a pissed off wife I just couldnt do it. The Senators were clearly the better team. I think it is likely to be Anaheim they face. What a series that should be.

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

It's ok man, it must feel horrible now, just like how I felt when my Habs lost "the game" 6-5 against TO and we were eliminated from playing you in the 1st round.

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