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Nothing Says “Best in the World” Like a Stanley Cup AND a Gold Medal In The Same Season.

As all of Canada is aware (and most of the US is pretending not to know anything about it or what we’re talking about) CANADA WON THE OLYMPICS AND WE’RE THE BEST IN WORLD AT MORE STUFF THAN EVERYONE ELSE ESPECIALLY HOCKEY STILL. 

With that in mind, I was thinking the other day, that there’s a handful of Canadian hockey players that played for Team Canada this past Olympics and won gold there, that have teams that qualified for the NHL playoffs, and have a shot at winning the Stanley Cup this year.  So for the following list of players (and coaches), there’s a HUGE opportunity to pretty much have the awesomest year of hockey possible, if they were to win both championships in the same season:


Vancouver Canucks    –    Roberto Luongo







Pittsburgh Penguins   –    Sidney Crosby, Marc-André Fleury (does it count if you didn’t play any games?)






New Jersey Devils         –    Martin Brodeur, Jacques Lemaire







Chicago Blackhawks  –   Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews 






Nashville Predators  –   Shea Weber






Los Angeles Kings    –   Drew Doughty







Philadelphia Flyers   –    Chris Pronger, Michael Richards






San Jose Sharks          –    Dan Boyle, Patrick Marleau, Dany Heatley, Joe Thornton (does it count if you didn’t contribute?)







Boston Bruins           – Patrice Bergeron






Detroit Red Wings     – Mike Babcock







Buffalo Sabres            – Lindy Ruff

Members of the Sharks and Blackhawks have the most personnel with the opportunity.  But don’t count out Sid and Fleury’s Pens (mostly Sid’s), Brodeur’s been playing out of his mind for Jersey so far, Doughty may be a darkhorse, wily ol’ Mike Babcock and the Wings always have a chance.  You can count out Luongo. 

So, here’s what I am proposing.  I will allow people to post their bets for Stanley Cup Champs/Olympic Gold aka “Double Hockey Awesomeness & Supremacy” (name subject to change), via the comment board.  Once the last team is eliminated in the first round (to the nearest millisecond) I will tally the final ballots, and close the wagering.  Until the cutoff time, feel free to change your votes, but be warned, I will only take your last choice at the elimination of the final first round team.  The person(s) who correctly choose the correct players/team that win it all this year will receive….something, from me.  I’m thinking an SDC Blogs t-shirt that says “I’M THE SMARTEST MAN/WOMAN ALIVE”, or something like that.  I’ll let you know when I get it nailed down.  Whatever, everyone likes t-shirts, right?

*** SDC TRIVIA: Who was/were the last player/players to win the Stanley Cup /Olympic Gold aka “Double Hockey Awesomeness & Supremacy” in the same season?***

                                                                                                                      (no prize awarded for this one)

So with that, happy betting! Enjoy the playoffs, and may the best/luckiest person win!


  1. April 21, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Never count out Luongo.

    • April 21, 2010 at 10:50 am

      alright, I’ll put you down for a Vancouver Cup win.

  2. Adam Whitmore
    April 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Sid the kid.

    • April 22, 2010 at 11:09 pm

      Ok, I’ll put you down for a Pittsburgh win.

  3. Robarelli
    April 22, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    San Jose
    Shanahan for the trivia

    • April 22, 2010 at 11:26 pm

      Ok you’re booked for the Sharks.

      your trivia answer is… imcomplete.

  4. Robarelli
    April 22, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    and Yzerman

    • April 22, 2010 at 11:29 pm

      put it all together in one complete response for official judgement please…

  5. Robarelli
    April 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    My Answer is Brendan Shannahan and Steve Yzerman from 2002

    • April 22, 2010 at 11:33 pm

      Robarelli for the win! Circle gets the square!! Congratulations, you’ve won…. nothing. And your wager… nothing.

  6. ripcity
    April 22, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    the drought will be over
    seabs, keith, and tazer will win

    • April 22, 2010 at 11:48 pm

      alright, you’re booked… they’re tough to overlook; a lot of talent in that bunch!

  7. April 23, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Put me down for Sid and the Pens. I’m a Canucks fan, but Luongo’s already been yanked once and it’ll happen again when they get eliminated by LA.

    • April 23, 2010 at 11:31 am

      ok, that’s 2 votes Pens… I’m also looking forward to LA’s elimination of Vancouver!

  8. Jeff
    May 3, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Ya know, i’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that Vancouver will win.

    • May 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm

      ha, a late entry, but I will accept it. Sorry it’s not going to work out for them 🙂

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