Wednesday, May 30, 2018

miracle on ice

Way back in 1980, the United States hockey team, coached by Herb Brooks, defeated a vastly superior Russian hockey team to win the Olympic gold medal.

For those who don’t think that history repeats itself, consider this:

The Las Vegas Golden Knights started their INAUGURAL season about a year ago. As you are aware, finding a hockey team in the desert of Las Vegas is about as logical as winning the lottery – but it actually happened.

We are currently in the middle of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and there are just TWO teams remaining – the Washington Capitals, and the Nevada Golden Knights. So far, the Knights are leading the series, and the 2nd game is tonight.

Since the start of professional hockey, no team has won the Stanley Cup in its very first season, The MOST successful teams in the NHL are the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leaf, which have won 3374 and 2883 games, respectively . So far, the Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cups, more than any other team. Its first championship was in 1915, 6 years after the team’s founding.

The Maple Leafs were founded in 1917, and have won 13 Stanley Cups. The first one was in 1932, 15 years after the club’s founding


Can the Golden Knights win the Stanley Cup in their first season? 

To paraphrase Peter Pam, if you believe in miracles, clap your hands.

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