Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gold Medal Goalies and the Stanley Cup

Something interesting I realized the other day about gold medal-winning goalies and the Stanley Cup:

1998 Nagano Olympics: Dominik Hasek led the Czech Republic to the gold medal
1999 Stanley Cup Finals: Dominik Hasek led the Buffalo Sabres to the Cup Finals

2002 Salt Lake City Olympics: Martin Brodeur led Canada to the gold medal
2003 Stanley Cup Finals: Martin Brodeur led the New Jersey Devils to the Cup championship

2006 Turino Olympics: Er, well there is always an outlier.

2010 Vancouver Olympics: Roberto Luongo led Canada to the gold medal
2011 Stanley Cup Finals: Roberto Luongo led the Vancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup Finals

2014 Sochi Olympics: Jonathan Quick will backstop the US Olympic team; can he do for them what he did for the 2012 Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings? And if so, what might that mean for the 2015 L.A. Kings?

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