Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Over the Hump?

I know how much Sacamano appreciates attention from the hockey wizards at Sports Illustrated, so I thought I'd flash back to a photo gallery from December, where SI called Chris Pronger the "Best Active NHL Player Without a Title":
His best chance came in 2001, when St. Louis lost to the Colorado Avalanche in five games in the Western Conference final, when the Blues were undermined by some Roman Turek goaltending so egregious that Turek appeared to be a fifth column.

I love that line. Also, this Photoshop was forwarded to me by "friend of the blog" Geoff. It's a little crude for my taste, but I thought I'd post it in honour of legendary CinO commenter "Duke".

Last but not least, James Mirtle is saying that "...the Cup is theirs to lose". I agree with that statement 100%.

ADDENDUM: This is really neither here nor there, and superstitions are what they are (i.e. nonsense, but inescapable nonsense). But does anyone else find it slightly ironic, or weird, that Jason Smith declined to touch the Clarence Campbell Bowl while wearing a Western Conference Champions hat? I always thought the idea of not touching the Bowl was roughly "this isn't what we came here to win". Sacamano is rightly the arbiter of such things, but this photo of the behatted Smith, arms held stiffly by his sides, just seems kind of, incongruous.



That graphic was clearly done by someone with too much time on their hands. Get a real job, buddy.

Matt, havn't you learned your lesson yet? The more you try to jinx the Oilers, the more they succeed. As for the trophy, it only makes as much sense as any other superstition. It's bad luck to touch the trophy, while it isn't bad luck to wear WC champ gear.

It's bad form, and bad form is the essence of bad luck when it comes to hockey. But it cancels out if the East winner wears the same cap, which they all do nowadays.

Like, contractually obligated by Reebok to wear the hats.

I'm pretty sure this guy's right.

The real key is for the fans not to BUY the hats. If you see one, knock it off and trample it.

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