June 11, 2009

Close but no cigar: One of the biggest stories of this year's Stanley Cup Finals is if Hossa made the right decision to go to the Red Wings to get his name etched on the Stanley Cup. We have to wait until Friday to find out that answer. The question though inspired the Bleacher Report to compile a list of 40 great players who have not had their names engraved on the silver chalice. [via Puck Daddy]

posted by MrFrisby to hockey at 01:45 AM - 4 comments

Before the lockout, it seemed like it was common for contenders to sign a veteran who had yet to win a Cup. Hasek, Bourque, Andreychuk to name a few. As a Devils fan I was worried about that extra motivation back in 2003 when the Mighty Ducks had veteran Steve Thomas. Somehow, he didn't make the list.

posted by MrFrisby at 01:54 AM on June 11, 2009

The numbers are in Hossa's favour. It has been 38 years since an away team has won a game 7.


posted by scully at 07:01 AM on June 11, 2009

A Penguins' optimist could argue that the given stat means a road team is due.

The real irony if the Penguins were to win would be that they would have done so in large part because Hossa has done practically nothing in the series. No goals, 3 points. If the Wings lose, he'd be the biggest reason why.

posted by TheQatarian at 08:35 AM on June 11, 2009

Maybe Hossa will want to come back to the Penguins if they win Friday night.

posted by dbt302 at 12:17 PM on June 11, 2009

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