Curse Reverse 101: What Marian Hossa Can Do To Remove “Hossa Curse”

May 26th, 2010 by Justin Colman Leave a reply »
I wanted to find the definition of mystery, so I used the spotlight feature on my MacBook and typed in, "mystery." It brought me to the New Oxford American Dictionary, which defines mystery as, "something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain."

After reading the definition, I thought it was the perfect word to describe Marian Hossa's results the past two postseasons. 

Think about it. 

It's difficult to explain how a team with Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal, and Marian Hossa would lose to the Detroit Red Wings in six games.

Then, it became impossible.

Impossible to understand how the same Red Wings team, minus Dallas Drake and Dominik Hasek, but adding Ty Conklin and Marian Hossa could lose to the Penguins who only added Bill Guerin in seven games.

After the loss in 2009, Hossa's name became attached with a word that has been related to the likes of Bobby Lane and Babe Ruth.


Hossa joined the two athletes in having a curse named after him because each team he has been on where they have made a Stanley Cup Final, they have lost. Had the Ottawa ...

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