How bout them Maple Leafs! Drop a 4-3 lead in the 3rd period to lose 7-4 and out of the Playoffs, buncha choke artists. We all saw how crazy perfect the synchs & tributes were, though apparently those for the Bruins were bigger. I do like the Canadian connections so perhaps the Troyer / Myers stuff was foreshadowing the Leafs sacrifice in order to clear the way for the Winnipeg Jets to carry the torch. Perhaps the Toronto Raptors will go the distance in the NBA; perhaps it’s all part of something much bigger and more important.
- Boston Bruins =51. Boston =510. Bruins =105/115. Zdeno Chara =1050 was exactly 15,000 days old for the start of the Playoffs and 15,015 days old for Game 7 (the 12th Game 7 of Chara’s career) and we’d seen that this 15/51 number was important for the Leafs as well. Two Thousand Eighteen Stanley Cup Finals =151/515.
- Bennie Lee Cunningham =105. Bennie Cunningham =51. Pittsburgh Steelers =1051 [JG]. Tomlin =105. Heinz Field =150.
With regards to the Pi sequence, Bruins prohibiting the Leafs from getting their 314th win all-time against them, Boston’s last Stanley Cup Finals (6/1/11) began 30,014 days after their first Stanley Cup championship (3/29/29). On Game 2 of the next series VS the Lightning (4/30/18) it will be exactly 22 years 7 months after TD Garden opened. Boston Massachusetts =227. Zdeno Chara =227. Dwarf =227 (which is the gigantic Chara is the opposite of). Midget =314. Atlanta =314 where Super Bowl LIII will be played on February 3rd, 2019 (a date that comes 40 years 13 days after Bennie Cunningham’s first Super Bowl win).
I was thinking about how the Blue & White let us down again, a big code disappointment like the Indianapolis Colts, and here we find a Black & Yellow synch between the Bruins and the Pittsburgh Steelers – perhaps bound for the upcoming Super Bowl LIII, especially when we realize that Verne Troyer was their unofficial mascot.
- Before we move on, another interesting NHL factoid I found is regarding the number of Canadian players per team: the Vegas Knights have the highest percentage of Canadian content with 16 Canadian players, including their seemingly unstoppable goalie Marc-André Fleury (who will be 12,207 days old on 4/30/18).
- And as for all the other original playoff teams for your consideration:
Flyers(14). Ducks(13). Sharks (13). Lightning (13). Leafs(12). Jets (11). Avs (11). Kings(11). Wild(9). Penguins (9). Preds (8). Bruins (8). Capitals (8). Jackets(8). Devils(3).
In other news, checking up on the Deaths in 2018 page we see that a former Pittsburgh Steeler (1976-1985, 2x Super Bowl Champ ’79/’80) named Bennie Cunningham has passed away in Ohio on 4/23/18 at the age of 63. What caught my eye is that he went to Seneca High School – and the perp from the Toronto Van Attack (on the same day Cunningham died) went to Seneca College. Seneca =115 is the name of a Native tribe that lived around the Great Lakes, and it means ‘place of stones’. (That 4/23 date was also 11 years 2 months 27 days after Tomlin became Head Coach).
Cunningham died at the age of 3304 weeks old and Leafs dropped to 334 losses all-time versus the Bruins with that Game 7 disaster. Super Bowl LIII =334.
- Bennie Lee Cunningham =167/176 was born on the 23rd and died on the 23rd, making him exactly 760 months old at time of death. Super Bowl LIII =167. Atlanta =67. Pittsburgh =67. The Steelers =176. Black & Yellow =176. Leprechaun =167. And another famous short person, Warwick Davis (who played the leprechaun in the horror flick Leprechaun) was 17,610 days old for the death of Troyer.
Super Bowl LIII =1454 [JG]. Verne Troyer =1545 [JG]. Little People =454 [JG]. Cunningham =454 [Sat]. Pittsburgh =54. Boston Bruins =54. The Boston Bruins =405. Boston Massachusetts =504. Seneca =45. Ireland =45. Irish =45. Troyer =1145.
And I really dig this connection of Verne Troyer as the Leprechaun symbolism that Marian Marcus made, with Ireland winning the Six Nations, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball winning the NCAA Championship, and the Irish connection to Boston with the Bruins (and the Celtics in the NBA, with their Lucky the Leprechaun mascot, playing another Round 1 Game 7, vs the Milwaukee Bucks on 4/28). Freestyling here but I’m thinking of that blue & white connection to the Colts with the horseshoe logo and their quarterback Luck, the blue & white of the Dallas Cowboys the first team Cunningham’s Steelers defeated in the ’79 SB; and as for this black & yellow theme, maybe the tones of a pot of gold; Goldmember – the Golden Knights.
Super Bowl LIII comes 911 weeks after Heinz Field opened, 9 months 11 days after the death of Troyer, and 11,119 days after the death of Steelers founder Art Rooney. Troyer also died 1 year 11 days after the death of Dan Rooney (who served as US Ambassador to Ireland…)
And here’s another fun fact: remember how Verne Troyer died aged 18,007 days old? He also died 1187 days after the release of the horror film Gnome Alone in which he stars as an evil leprechaun character. And another famous short person, Peter Dinklage =187 as Tyrion Lannister =87. Super Bowl LII Atlanta =1708 [JG].
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[UPDATE]: I looked up the shortest players in the NHL and on this article found that of the Top 10, two play for the Bruins (Brand Marchand & Torey Krug; the latter from Michigan like Troyer, the Great Lakes like Seneca). There’s also Viktor Arvidsson for the Predators (a Swede like DJ Avicii). And the shortest NHL player still in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is Tyler Johnson at 5’8 (173 cm) for the Lightning, now up against the Bruins [the bear symbol from the same family as the Dog here in the Year of].
- On the other end of the spectrum, Boston Bruin’s captain Zdano Chara is the tallest player in NHL history at 2.04 m (6 ft 9 in), And re: colours, the Humboldt Broncos were GREEN, BLACK & GOLD.
Tyler Johnson =178 also has some great age-based long counts: like 10,119 days old when these NHL Playoffs began, 10,130 days old on 4/23 (Lightning with 113 points in the season), and 10,178 days or exactly 1454 weeks old on 6/10, which could be a date for the hoisting of the Cup.
[UPDATE II]: Tyler Johnson reminds me of Martin St Louis, the former Lightning all-star Canadian who defeated the Calgary Flames (my team back when I was a fan) in the 2004 Stanley Cup. St Louis was the exact same height as Johnson, and had his #26 retired by the Lightning on 10/6/16, a date 78 weeks 7 days before these Playoffs began.