the NY times slapshot blog uncovered this little gem of useless trivia in their morning skate today:
"Yes, it is premature to say this, but if the Red Wings and Penguins meet in the Stanley Cup final (which becomes more likely each day), the series will be marked by this rarity: The last Penguins team to win the Stanley Cup, in 1992, was coached by Scotty Bowman. The last Red Wings team to win the Stanley Cup, in 2002, was coached by Scotty Bowman.
Perhaps the researchers at Elias Sports Bureau can figure out the last time that happened, if it has ever happened at all.
And wouldn’t it be nice if the NHL and these clubs honored Scotty along with the captains of those two teams — Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman — before Game 1 of the final, maybe by having them drop the puck for a ceremonial opening faceoff?"
that's all. go wings (not that i'm a wings fan but let's face it, these guys deserve a cup this year above and beyond any other team that hit the ice in 07/08).
oh, and congrats to chucky kobasew for landing a few mil per on a three year deal with the bears...