Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Go Kings go......

because of this and because I don't hate their guts.

Curse of Marty McSorley

In the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, the Los Angeles Kings led 2-1 when the Montreal Canadiens suspected Kings player Marty McSorley's stick was too curved. After the stick was examined, McSorley was penalized two minutes for playing with illegal equipment and Montreal tied the game on the ensuing power-play. Carried by the curse-establishing goal, Montreal won the 1993 Stanley Cup. No Canadian hockey team has won the Stanley Cup since the Montreal in ’93. To date, four Canadian teams have made the finals only to lose to an American team. Oddly, the Quebec Nordiques who moved from Canada to the United States becoming the Colorado Avalanche, immediately won the Cup in 1996 and again in 2001.