The Curse Of Dale Arnold

                Top 5 Sports Curses

5. Chicago Bears
The Honey Bears

George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears hired a cheerleading squad in 1977 known as the Honey Bears. When he died in 1983, he left the team to his daughter, Virginia Halas McCaskey. Virginia McCaskey did not like the cheerleaders at all because she saw them as "sex objects", and tried to have them disbanded, but the Honey Bears had a contract through the 1985 season. The Bears lost only one regular season game that year and won Super Bowl XX, but the Honey Bears contract was not renewed. In spite of repeated attempts to bring back the Honey Bears, the idea has been killed by the organization, and the Bears have not won the Super Bowl since then. The last time the Bears appeared in the Super Bowl was Super Bowl XLI. They were defeated by Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 29–17.

4. Toronto Maple Leafs
Bill Barilko

NHL player Bill Barilko, of the Toronto Maple Leafs, had just scored the Stanley Cup winning goal in the 1951 season in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens. In his off-season, he went on a fishing trip with his dentist. Their plane crashed, both passengers died. The Maple Leafs did not win another cup until 1962, 11 years after the crash, and the same year that Barilko's body was found. His number was retired by the Maple Leafs in honour of his legacy and remembrance after his death.

3. Boston Red Sox
Curse of the Bambino

Some allege that there was a curse placed on the Boston Red Sox, who failed to win a World Series after 1918, apparently due to the selling of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Before the sale, the Red Sox had won four titles in seven years (1912–1918). After the sale, the Yankees went on to win 26 World Series Championships. The "curse" was broken when, after 86 years, the Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 0 in the 2004 World Series (before the Series, the Sox had come back from a 3-games-to-0 deficit, a first in MLB history, to defeat the Yankees at Yankee Stadium for the American League pennant).

2. Chicago Cubs and White Sox
Curse of the Billy Goat, Curse of the Black Sox and Merkle's Boner

Both of Chicago's baseball teams are or were involved in supposed curses. The Chicago Cubs, after benefiting from a baserunning error by New York Giants' Fred Merkle during the last couple of weeks in the season, won the 1908 World Series. Since then, the Cubs have not won a World Series despite participating as the National League champion seven times between 1910 and 1945. The 1945 World Series appearance was most notable because it marked the start of the Billy Goat curse. That incident involved Billy Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, who was asked to leave a World Series game vs. the Detroit Tigers because his pet goat's odor bothered other fans. The closest the Cubs would get to the World Series, since then, was five outs away in the 2003 NLCS when Steve Bartman made his foul ball catch attempt.

As for the Chicago White Sox, gambling became a sin in Major League Baseball because the 1919 World Series was rumored to be fixed. As a result, the Cincinnati Reds won that series in eight games, and eight Sox players were banned by baseball for their actions in that series. The White Sox wouldn't win another World Series until the 2005 season when they swept the Houston Astros.

1. The Curse Of Dale Arnold
Boston Sports Teams

 

 

Claude Julien                        
Season  Age  Lg  Tm  GP  OL  PTS  Finish 
2002-03  42 NHL  MTL  36 12 16 3 5 32 4th       
2003-04  43 NHL  MTL  82 41 30 7 4 93 4th  11 4 7
2005-06  45 NHL  MTL  41 19 16   6 44 3rd       
2006-07  46 NHL  NJD  79 47 24   8 102 1st       
2007-08  47 NHL  BOS  82 41 29   12 94 3rd  7 3 4
2008-09  48 NHL  BOS  82 53 19   10 116 1st  11 7 4
2009-10  49 NHL  BOS  82 39 30   13 91 3rd  13 7 6
2010-11  50 NHL  BOS  82 46 25
11 103 1st  25 16 9
2011-12  51 NHL  BOS  82 49 29   4 102 1st  7 3 4
2012-13  52 NHL  BOS  46 28 14   6 62 2nd  22 14 8
2013-14  53 NHL  BOS  82 54 19   9 117 1st  12 7 5
2014-15  54 NHL  BOS  82 41 27   14 96 5th       
8 yrs    NHL  BOS  620 351 192   79 781   98 57 40
3 yrs    NHL  MTL  159 72 62 10 15 169   11 4 7
1 yr    NHL  NJD  79 47 24   8 102        
Career 
NHL 
857 470 278 10 101 1051
109 61 47

With the Bruins he had 2 trips to the finals, 1 Stanley Cup, 1 President's Trophy (another year missed Presidents Trophy by 1 point) and 2 goaltenders won 3 Vezina Trophy's and a Conn Smythe.

 

 

 

Shawn Thornton's fight #'s w/Bruins

 Good Luck Shawn

The votes are taken from hockeyfights.com.

I am not a member and did not vote on any. 

2013-14 (10 fights 2-6-2)

Date TimeForAgainst OpponentVoted Winner (pct. of votes)
3-Oct-131pd 18:04 @ BOS TAM Pierre Cedric Labrie   Pierre Cedric Labrie (41.9%) 
10-Oct-132pd 08:15 @ BOS COL Patrick Bordeleau   Draw (46.7%) 
12-Oct-131pd 12:33 BOS @ CBJ  Jared Boll   Draw (59.3%) 
7-Nov-132pd 13:49 @ BOS FLA Krys Barch   Shawn Thornton (65.6%) 
5-Dec-132pd 10:18 BOS @ MON  Brandon Prust   Brandon Prust (36.3%) 
14-Jan-141pd 03:03 @ BOS TOR Frazer McLaren   Frazer McLaren (38.0%) 
1-Feb-141pd 03:20 @ BOS EDM Luke Gazdic   Luke Gazdic (83.8%) 
4-Mar-142pd 11:56 @ BOS FLA Krys Barch   Krys Barch (38.5%) 
8-Mar-141pd 07:59 BOS @ TAM Keith Aulie   Shawn Thornton (58.7%) 
5-Apr-141pd 10:46 @ BOS PHI Jay Rosehill   Jay Rosehill (78.5%) 
2012-13 (10 fights 7-3-0)
Date TimeForAgainst OpponentVoted Winner (pct. of votes)
19-Jan-132pd 13:35 @ BOS NYR Mike Rupp  Shawn Thornton (72.5%) 
29-Jan-131pd 05:39 @ BOS NJD Krys Barch  Shawn Thornton (90.9%) 
31-Jan-131pd 02:53 @ BOS BUF John Scott  John Scott (96.7%) 
5-Mar-131pd 17:09 BOS @ WAS John Erskine  Shawn Thornton (57.9%) 
9-Mar-132pd 11:05 @ BOS PHI Zac Rinaldo  Shawn Thornton (92.1%) 
23-Mar-131pd 05:00 BOS @ TOR Colton Orr  Colton Orr (81.8%) 
13-Apr-131pd 14:14 BOS @ CAR Kevin Westgarth  Kevin Westgarth (41.0%) 
23-Apr-132pd 09:40 BOS @ PHI Jay Rosehill  Shawn Thornton (41.8%) 
4-May-133pd 19:59 @ BOS TOR Mark Fraser  Shawn Thornton (50.7%) 
25-May-131pd 06:49 @ BOS NYR Derek Dorsett  Shawn Thornton (49.5%) 
2011-12 (21 fights 12-5-4)
Date Time For Against OpponentVoted Winner (pct. of votes)
25-Sep-111pd 19:46 BOS @ MON Alex Henry  Draw (42.6%) 
20-Oct-111pd 01:54 @ BOS TOR Colton Orr  Draw (43.2%) 
22-Oct-112pd 10:23 @ BOS SAN Jim Vandermeer  Shawn Thornton (95.7%) 
29-Oct-112pd 07:45 BOS @ MON Travis Moen  Draw (50.3%) 
1-Nov-111pd 05:23 @ BOS OTT Zenon Konopka  Shawn Thornton (45.7%) 
17-Nov-112pd 08:35 @ BOS CBJ Jared Boll  Jared Boll (40.8%) 
8-Dec-111pd 02:17 @ BOS FLA Krys Barch  Shawn Thornton (86.1%) 
10-Dec-111pd 02:57 BOS @ CBJ Jared Boll  Shawn Thornton (89.2%) 
23-Dec-111pd 13:42 @ BOS FLA Krys Barch  Krys Barch (38.3%) 
4-Jan-121pd 02:07 BOS @ NJD Cam Janssen  Draw (48.1%) 
10-Jan-122pd 10:17 @ BOS WIN Mark Stuart  Shawn Thornton (98.0%) 
21-Jan-122pd 02:44 @ BOS NYR Mike Rupp  Mike Rupp (58.8%) 
22-Jan-122pd 07:28 BOS @ PHI Jody Shelley  Shawn Thornton (50.6%) 
31-Jan-121pd 12:38 @ BOS OTT Chris Neil  Shawn Thornton (78.1%) 
8-Feb-121pd 02:26 BOS @ BUF Cody McCormick  Shawn Thornton (53.2%) 
8-Feb-122pd 19:05 BOS @ BUF Mike Weber  Shawn Thornton (89.8%) 
19-Feb-123pd 02:15 BOS @ MIN Matt Kassian  Matt Kassian (53.7%) 
1-Mar-121pd 02:11 @ BOS NJD Eric Boulton  Shawn Thornton (48.6%) 
6-Mar-122pd 02:45 BOS @ TOR Jay Rosehill  Jay Rosehill (43.2%) 
13-Mar-121pd 16:08 BOS @ TAM Mike Commodore  Shawn Thornton (92.9%) 
7-Apr-121pd 12:38 @ BOS BUF Robyn Regehr  Shawn Thornton (89.3%) 
2010-11 (15 fights 7-5-3)
Date Time For Against OpponentVoted Winner (pct. of votes)
28-Sep-101pd 06:59 BOS @ WAS D.J. King  D.J. King (68.0%) 
23-Oct-101pd 12:37 @ BOS NYR Derek Boogaard  Shawn Thornton (53.0%) 
10-Nov-101pd 06:33 BOS @ PIT Eric Godard  Shawn Thornton (54.2%) 
18-Nov-101pd 16:31 @ BOS FLA Darcy Hordichuk  Shawn Thornton (52.8%) 
28-Nov-102pd 10:31 BOS @ ATL Eric Boulton  Shawn Thornton (77.6%) 
1-Dec-101pd 16:35 BOS @ PHI Jody Shelley  Draw (48.8%) 
4-Dec-101pd 08:40 BOS @ TOR Jay Rosehill  Shawn Thornton (79.1%) 
9-Dec-102pd 07:51 @ BOS NYI Trevor Gillies  Trevor Gillies (53.5%) 
23-Dec-101pd 00:02 @ BOS ATL Eric Boulton  Draw (52.4%) 
11-Jan-112pd 10:26 @ BOS OTT Matt Carkner  Matt Carkner (66.9%) 
13-Jan-111pd 02:35 @ BOS PHI Jody Shelley  Jody Shelley (78.3%) 
24-Jan-111pd 15:20 BOS @ LOS Kyle Clifford  Draw (49.6%) 
3-Feb-111pd 00:02 @ BOS DAL Krys Barch  Shawn Thornton (93.0%) 
9-Feb-113pd 19:11 @ BOS MON Roman Hamrlik  Shawn Thornton (80.1%) 
5-Mar-111pd 02:59 @ BOS PIT Mike Rupp  Mike Rupp (98.5%) 
2009-10 (23 fights 17-4-2)
Date Time For Against OpponentVoted Winner (pct. of votes)
25-Sep-091pd 13:29 BOS @ OTT Matt Carkner  Shawn Thornton (52.1%) 
26-Sep-093pd 16:39 @ BOS CBJ Jared Boll  Shawn Thornton (64.5%) 
1-Oct-093pd 09:43 @ BOS WAS John Erskine  Shawn Thornton (48.4%) 
3-Oct-093pd 09:34 @ BOS CAR Andrew Alberts  Shawn Thornton (98.5%) 
24-Oct-092pd 14:26 BOS @ OTT Matt Carkner  Draw (42.2%) 
7-Nov-091pd 14:29 @ BOS BUF Steve Montador  Shawn Thornton (87.4%) 
7-Nov-093pd 14:00 @ BOS BUF Paul Gaustad  Shawn Thornton (81.5%) 
12-Nov-092pd 11:34 @ BOS FLA Bryan Allen  Shawn Thornton (55.0%) 
16-Nov-091pd 10:18 @ BOS NYI Tim Jackman  Shawn Thornton (93.3%) 
27-Nov-092pd 10:52 @ BOS NJD Andrew Peters  Andrew Peters (84.0%) 
5-Dec-091pd 05:29 @ BOS TOR Colton Orr  Shawn Thornton (38.3%) 
1-Jan-101pd 12:01 @ BOS PHI Daniel Carcillo  Daniel Carcillo (89.8%) 
5-Jan-102pd 13:08 BOS @ OTT Matt Carkner  Shawn Thornton (59.0%) 
9-Jan-101pd 02:01 @ BOS NYR Donald Brashear  Shawn Thornton (78.2%) 
16-Jan-101pd 11:51 BOS @ LOS Raitis Ivanans  Raitis Ivanans (47.8%) 
6-Feb-101pd 04:27 @ BOS VAN Darcy Hordichuk  Darcy Hordichuk (69.3%) 
9-Feb-102pd 02:54 BOS @ BUF Craig Rivet  Shawn Thornton (89.0%) 
11-Feb-101pd 03:16 BOS @ TAM Matt Walker  Shawn Thornton (88.3%) 
4-Mar-101pd 13:46 @ BOS TOR Wayne Primeau  Draw (61.6%) 
15-Mar-102pd 02:47 BOS @ NJD Pierre Luc Letourneau Leblond Shawn Thornton (59.9%) 
18-Mar-101pd 01:58 @ BOS PIT Matt Cooke  Shawn Thornton (91.2%) 
23-Mar-101pd 11:00 BOS @ ATL Eric Boulton  Shawn Thornton (69.4%) 
27-Mar-103pd 05:03 @ BOS CAL Robyn Regehr  Shawn Thornton (53.2%) 
2008-09 (18 fights 7-5-6)
Date Time For Against OpponentVoted Winner (pct. of votes)
22-Sep-083pd 11:18 @ BOS MON Steve Begin  Shawn Thornton (85.7%) 
15-Oct-081pd 02:28 BOS @ MON Georges Laraque  Georges Laraque (39.1%) 
20-Oct-081pd 15:56 @ BOS PIT Eric Godard  Draw (67.8%) 
1-Nov-083pd 09:31 @ BOS DAL Krys Barch  Shawn Thornton (64.8%) 
12-Nov-081pd 11:09 BOS @ CHI Dustin Byfuglien  Draw (56.8%) 
17-Nov-082pd 02:38 BOS @ TOR Jamal Mayers  Jamal Mayers (70.3%) 
26-Nov-082pd 07:33 BOS @ BUF Andrew Peters  Shawn Thornton (41.3%) 
12-Dec-081pd 03:33 BOS @ ATL Eric Boulton  Draw (51.4%) 
12-Dec-083pd 14:04 BOS @ ATL Boris Valabik  Boris Valabik (81.9%) 
18-Dec-081pd 19:00 @ BOS TOR Andre Deveaux  Shawn Thornton (87.2%) 
23-Dec-082pd 10:16 BOS @ NJD Mike Rupp  Shawn Thornton (36.7%) 
8-Jan-091pd 08:47 @ BOS OTT Chris Neil  Shawn Thornton (63.0%) 
15-Jan-092pd 06:32 BOS @ NYI Tim Jackman  Draw (61.3%) 
29-Jan-091pd 03:03 @ BOS NJD Bryce Salvador  Bryce Salvador (81.6%) 
1-Feb-091pd 01:06 BOS @ MON Alex Henry  Shawn Thornton (76.4%) 
22-Feb-091pd 09:28 BOS @ TAM David Koci  Draw (54.8%) 
26-Feb-092pd 08:20 @ BOS ANA George Parros  George Parros (47.4%) 
8-Mar-092pd 05:04 BOS @ NYR Colton Orr  Draw (46.6%) 
2007-08 (13 fights 3-3-6) (1 fight did not have enough votes)
Date Time For Against OpponentVoted Winner (pct. of votes)
18-Sep-071pd 08:53 BOS @ NYI Kip Brennan
5-Oct-072pd 02:44 BOS @ DAL Todd Fedoruk  Draw (44.3%) 
18-Oct-071pd 17:32 @ BOS TAM Andre Roy  Draw (73.8%) 
27-Oct-071pd 09:02 @ BOS PHI Riley Cote  Shawn Thornton (52.8%) 
3-Nov-071pd 02:39 BOS @ OTT Brian McGrattan  Brian McGrattan (91.5%) 
22-Dec-072pd 15:09 @ BOS STL D.J. King  Draw (61.0%) 
29-Dec-071pd 02:30 BOS @ ATL Eric Boulton  Draw (77.6%) 
8-Jan-081pd 03:03 @ BOS CAR Wade Brookbank  Draw (63.0%) 
5-Feb-081pd 05:33 @ BOS BUF Andrew Peters  Draw (42.3%) 
3-Mar-082pd 07:52 BOS @ WAS Donald Brashear  Donald Brashear (61.3%) 
8-Mar-081pd 00:14 @ BOS WAS Donald Brashear  Donald Brashear (57.9%) 
15-Mar-081pd 03:02 @ BOS PHI Riley Cote  Shawn Thornton (50.5%) 
29-Mar-081pd 16:01 @ BOS OTT Chris Neil  Shawn Thornton (78.5%)