Winter Olympics = Stanley Cup (History already made?)

A Winter Olympic connection seems to guarantee a Stanley Cup the following year, if the city that hosts the Winter Olympics is in the same state or province of an NHL team. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The city / town that hosts the Winter Olympics has always won the Stanley Cup the next year, provided they have an NHL team in the same state or province. Lets look at the evidence. 

1932 - Lake Placid, NY hosts the Winter Olympics - In 1933 the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup

1960 - Squaw Valley, CA hosts the Winter Olympics - No NHL team exists yet in California

1980 - Lake Placid, NY hosts the Winter Olympics - In 1981 the New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup

1988 - Calgary, AB hosts the Winter Olympics - in 1989 the Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup

2002 - Salt Lake City, UT hosts the Winter Olympics - No NHL team exists in Utah

2010 - Vancouver, B.C. hosts the Winter Olympics - in 2011 are the Canucks destined to win the Cup and continue the Winter Olympic - Stanley Cup tradition? Has history already been made this year?

This story has been picked up by others here at SBNation and noticed by TSN. As has the parallels between the 1989 Stanley Cup Flames and the 2011 Vancouver Canucks at the The Hockey News 

I am not sure at this point if this makes me want to cheer the Canucks or if it makes me want to hope they are the goat that wrecks almost 80 years of tradition.

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