Da voodoo cycle done put de spell on Lo-ahd Stanley: Crazy superstition abounds!

With the Detroit Red Wings solidifying their place in the hockey elite, I can pretty safely say the cycle continues. Now, what cycle would that be? The one that established itself following the Devils Cup winning season in ’95.

Observe the past Cup winners:

1995 – New Jersey Devils

1996 – Colorado Avalanche

1997 – Detroit Red Wings

1998 – Detroit Red Wings

1999 – Dallas Stars

Now, the cycle remains intact:

2000 – New Jersey Devils

2001 – Colorado Avalanche

2002 – Detroit Red Wings

2003 –

Look familiar? It should. So, pull out your phony Jamaican accents, look in something crystal or spherical and see that, barring some tragedy, the Wings have no choice but to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup, even if they didn’t want to. And cheer up Stars fans: you have next year.


51 Responses to Da voodoo cycle done put de spell on Lo-ahd Stanley: Crazy superstition abounds!

  1. pop0331 says:

    The 40’s with Toronto, the 50’s with Montreal and Detroit, the 60’s with Toronto and Montreal, the 70’s with The Hab’s again, the 80’s with the Islanders & Oilers. All of these were dynasties and what made hockey the greatest game on earth, should that not happen again? Yes it should, be it my Devils, or Colorado, or Detroit (even though I despise them) if a differnet team wins it every other year – great – but if not hey, you’ll definately see some great hockey for years which is what we’ve been given year in and out. 2 years in a row 7 game series decided who hoisted the replicla cup! and it was awesome both years, even though my team lost in 2001, it was still great hockey.

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