Thursday, June 13, 2019

So...Who's Next?

Last season, the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in team history in what was their second trip to the Finals.  This season, the St. Louis Blues won their first Cup in what was their fourth trip to the Finals (congrats Blues Nation!).  It leaves ten franchises that have not yet won a Stanley Cup:

  • Buffalo Sabres: (2 finals/0 cups) 
  • Florida Panthers: (1/0) 
  • Nashville Predators: (1/0) 
  • Ottawa Senators: (1/0) 
  • San Jose Sharks: (1/0) 
  • Vegas Golden Knights: (1/0) 
  • Arizona Coyotes: (0/0) 
  • Columbus Blue Jackets: (0/0) 
  • Minnesota Wild: (0/0) 
  • Winnipeg Jets: (0/0)

Will any of these teams break through to make it three-for-three in first time Cup winners next season?  That is, if the Caps don't make it two in three seasons.

Friday, June 07, 2019

Memories of a Night in June

“No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, 
a dozen trails that each have their own associations.”
-- Louis L'Amour

It was a trail 44 years -- 44 trails -- in the making...


The Cap Recap of Cap Recaps

Luck is What you Make of It

44 Years, 44 Days

For Those Who Delivered on a Promise

Relive the last two minutes… the icings…Nicky winning faceoffs…Nicky missing the open net… the stuck clock… the emotions playing out on Alex’s face… Eller missing the open net with less than five seconds left… “the faceoff of the year”… “the capital of the country is the capital of the hockey playoffs!”

“The words that DC fans have been waiting to hear since 1974…”

And then, the 125th time the Stanley Cup was presented was the best time…

Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.
-- Thomas Moore