The Curse of the Biebino

June 9, 1993: the Montreal Canadiens win game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals to close out the Los Angeles Kings and claim their 24th Stanley Cup. This is the last time a team from Canada has won the Stanley Cup.

March 1, 1994: Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is born in London, Ontario.

June 14, 1994: the Vancouver Canucks lose game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the New York Rangers. 

June 7, 2004: the Calgary Flames lose game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

June 19, 2006: the Edmonton Oilers lose game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Carolina Hurricanes. 

June 6, 2007: the Ottawa Senators lose game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Anaheim Ducks, giving Anaheim a 4-1 series victory. 

June 15, 2011: the Vancouver Canucks lose game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Boston Bruins.


2014: San Fransisco Giants in the World Series.

2011: Vancouver Canucks lose in Stanley Cup finals

2015: Ohio State University wins the NCAA football championship

1999: Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl

1993: Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup finals

2011: Penn State coach sex offender Joe Paterno fired over child sexual abuse scandal

1984: Detroit Tigers win the World Series

1992: Chicago Bulls win the NBA championship

2004: Boston Red Sox win the American League Championship Series

2014: Keene, N.H. Pumpkin Festival.

Perhaps if communities of color rioted over sports games, pumpkins and child sex offenders instead of when their youth are killed & terrorized by law enforcement without reform or justice, they wouldn’t be vilified and labeled thugs by the media?

Brad Marchand kisses his Stanley Cup Ring Finger

Not sure if NESN showed it, but here it is RT @Sinochick: Marchand kisses ring finger http://t.co/M5eOeTUTsq — Justin Aucoin (@JustinDOY) December 15, 2013 The “Little Ball of Hate” Brad Marchand didn’t win any fans in Vancouver last night.

Via: http://thehockeywriters.com/optional/brad-marchand-kisses-his-stanley-cup-ring-finger/

This is not a good way to make friends.

And now the truth: I do not like the Vancouver Canucks. I do not want them to win the Stanley Cup. The thought of their names on the Cup next to the Blackhawks’ names makes my blood boil. The thought of Ryan Kesler or some other Cancuck having his name plate next to Jonathan Toews’ on the Conn Smythe leaves a bad, bad taste in my mouth. I don’t like that team and given the recent history my favorite team has had with them, I don’t feel like anyone can begrudge me this opinion (though I’m sure many would disagree). I’ll elaborate further after the jump but be forewarned it’s wordy and ramble-y. But it’s my damn blog, so whatever.

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The no-Cup club

Vancouver Canucks fans haven’t had much to cheer about over the course of the team’s 45-year history, but we’re far from alone. Six other NHL teams (with at least 20 years in the league) have yet to hoist the Stanley Cup, what I’ve very cleverly termed the “no-Cup club”. I’ve complied them for your viewing pleasure/misery:

St. Louis Blues (1967–present): 3 Stanley Cup Final appearances (1968, 1969, 1970)

Minnesota North Stars/Wild (1967–1993/2000–present): 2 Stanley Cup Final appearances (1981, 1991)

Buffalo Sabres (1970–present): 2 Stanley Cup Final appearances (1975, 1999)

Vancouver Canucks (1970–present): 3 Stanley Cup Final appearances (1982, 1994, 2011)

Washington Capitals (1974–present): 1 Stanley Cup Final appearance (1998)

San Jose Sharks (1991–present): 0 Stanley Cup Final appearances

Ottawa Senators (1992–present): 1 Stanley Cup Final appearance (2007)