This thread is great.
42 popped up again last night:
Jarome Iginla entered yesterday's Flames/Oilers match-up with 39 goals on the season ...and 42 assists.
Iginla scored a hat trick against Edmonton that game... bringing his goal total to:
Random sidethought: maybe "42" is actually a good thing. After all, there are 82 games in a season, so the 42nd game of a season is the first game of the 2nd half. So maybe 42, in the context of hockey, represents like... "rebirth". Maybe it means that the "2nd half" is just starting, and so from here on in things are gonna be new, fresh and different, and the Edmonton Oilers will be "reborn", like a phoenix, and return to the Days of Glory, heh... Maybe.
I was just looking at Edmonton player stats and noticed:
Jordan Eberle injured his knee in his 41st game of this season and was out for 2 weeks. But he just came back from injury yesterday...and played
in his 42nd game.
What could it mean? Is the curse back once again? Eberle currently has 43 points so perhaps he's already broken the curse for this year? Taylor Hall's freak accident eye injury happened in the game right before Eberle's 42nd game....hmmm