Monday, June 23, 2008

The Curse Of "The Unveiling Four"

One year and one day ago, the Caps hosted a joint Draft Viewing/Uniform Unveiling event out at K-Plex. A good time was had by all, etc., but no one could have known then that the participants in the night's festivities were, in fact... doomed.

Below is a snapshot of "The Unveiling Four," Ben Clymer, Brian Pothier, Chris Clark and Jeff Schultz, from left to right.


Each has faced his own unique set of circumstances since that night:
And here I thought the hockey gods would be honored by the commitment of some fans that night. Guess not.

9 comments:

b.orr4 said...

Two points:
1. I'm still waiting for Brashear to put a beat down on Lucic for that cheap hit on Pothier and
2. What do you mean Chris is "still battling" that groin injury? I thought I heard McPhee and Clark say that he's almost 99% healed. Know something we don't?

dcrock said...

"but no one could have known then that the participants in the night's festivities were, in fact... doomed."

Hysterical. Well, not really, but still - hysterical.

dcrock said...

And that Avery article was actually kind of interesting.

I feel shame for saying that.

Sombrero Guy said...

Maybe I need to see it again, but I don't remember the Lucic hit being cheap. Wasn't it a straight shoulder check? Pothier was just leaning the wrong way...

JP said...

It's at about the 1:00 mark of this clip, SG.

tg said...

So it's not just the EA Sports curse!

Of course, given the success rate of the FCF during the playoffs, I guess we should have expected as much. (And what was the final won/loss ratio of the FCF anyway?)

Jimmy Jazz said...

I would to terrible, terrible things to get Lucic on this team. The guy's a stud.

JP said...

Good question, TG.

The FCF finished this year's playoffs 11-for-15 (73.3%) and is now 35-for-45 (77.8%) all-time, including correctly predicting the last three Stanley Cup Champs.

b.orr4 said...

Oh, I'd love to have Lucic too but he still has to pay for that hit. It wasn't Patrice Bergeron cheap, but he went right for Pothier's head with his elbow/shoulder as Bryan was trying to run down the puck. If he had checked Pothier shoulder to shoulder and then Brian hit his head on the glass, it's perfectly clean. Lucic played borderline dirty all season long, kind of like a former #32. It's great if he's on your team, but he going to piss more than a few other teams off during his career. That said, he can play for the Caps any day.