No matter which team wins the Stanley Cup, one of the four longest current droughts between Stanley Cups will end. Which will mean the Islanders’ 27-year drought moves up the ladder to fourth longest.
Of course, it also means the Rangers’ streak of 16 years takes a step up, too.
God, 16 years. Has it really been?
Have you seen the Dustin Byfuglien “History will be Made” promo yet?
This just in from NHLPA:
OVER $94,000 RAISED IN NHLPA AUCTION OF TEAM CANADA OLYMPIC JERSEYS; PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT “HOCKEY FOR HAITI”
…Sidney Crosby jersey raises $37,100 for World Vision’s Haiti earthquake relief
TORONTO, ON (May 25, 2010) — Hockey fans have raised $94,000 USD to help rebuild a children’s hospital in Haiti through a National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) online auction of Team Canada jerseys worn during the 2010 Olympics, as part of the “Hockey for Haiti” relief initiative.
The NHLPA’s one-week sale of 23 Canadian jerseys – which were worn in Canada’s February 23rd victory over Germany – for the “Hockey for Haiti” relief project ended May 18th, with Sidney Crosby’s jersey topping the sales at $37,100 USD. Nineteen of the Team Canada jerseys raised over $2,000 USD each, including that of playoff scoring leader, Jonathan Toews, which raised $7,600 USD.
Today, hockey fans have one final chance to bid on Team USA jerseys, before the second phase of the auction begins a staggered closing at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Team USA jerseys include the jersey worn by USA goaltender Ryan Miller in his first career Olympic victory, as well as jerseys worn by Patrick Kane, Zach Parise and the entire USA roster.
In the coming weeks, many international jerseys are up for auction. The Team Finland phase starts later on this evening, which will include a jersey worn by Olympic men’s hockey all-time scoring leader, Teemu Selanne.
In total, the auction includes 140 hockey jerseys worn by NHL players from 12 different countries. All proceeds from the NHLPA’s auction of Olympic jerseys will go to “Hockey for Haiti”, a joint initiative between Georges Laraque, the NHLPA and World Vision Canada.