Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Real Reason for Senators Playoff Failures

After reading this entry on the Curse of King Clancy in wikipedia it all makes sense.
In the early years of the NHL the Ottawa Senators (Silver Seven) were the most dominate team in hockey. Winning more Stanley cups than any other team. The team was a powerhouse that couldn't be beaten. No one was better than their star player, King Clancy.

Ottawa, even then was a small market team. They became desperate to find the money to operate and remain competitive. Desperate for a solution they traded their star for cash.

Ottawa received $35,000 and 2 players in 1930 to trade Clancy away to rival Toronto.

Clancy whose feisty play was legendary had made roots in Ottawa and was infuriated by being traded for more money then they were going to pay him.

As he was boarding the train to Ottawa he was overheard shouting at Ottawa's coach by his former team mate Frank Finnigan.

"Mark my words! I will be dead for at least 20 years before they lift that cup again!"

Within a few short years the Senators folded having never won a cup again.
The good news for Senator fans is the curse is lifted this November 8th, the 20th aniversary of King Clancy's death.

9 Comments:

Blogger Canadi-anna said...

Naw, they'll still just choke on their arrogance.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Exactly. The problem isn't a curse or even skill, it's their egos. They think they're better than every other team, and don't respect their opponents. I was so happy to see them choke in the 2nd round.

2:54 PM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

Nope. It's a curse. And its over this year! (or maybe it's the result of global warming...)

4:01 PM  
Blogger rightwinger said...

It's because the entire city sucks. It's one big sinkhole for dollars earned elswhere in the country. I'd rather cheer for the evil Flyers than the Senators. No I'm not a Leaf fan.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is 2007 & they will be holding that Stanley Cup up high!
It would not be appreciated if they had not had to earn it!
GO SENS GO!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Rekkasmurf said...

Today's date May 21, 2007. On Saturday May 19, the Senators won the Prince of Whales trophy triumphing over the Eastern Conference. I believe this curse of King Clancy. May The Senators dominate the cup for years to come.
The Stanley Cup belongs in Canada and bullocks to anyone who believes otherwise!

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is amazing. Gives me chills. Go Sens go!

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sens win Game 3 of the stanley cup playoffs.

11:31 PM  
Anonymous contactos said...

So much useful data for everyone!

2:14 AM  

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