Will Avs regret breaking Conference final superstition?

The Colorado Avalanche swept the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference final and proceeded to break the long-standing superstition of not touching the Clarence Campbell Bowl.

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JULIAN MCKENZIE: There's like, a video going around-- I forget what the name of the Twitter account is. But they're trying to read lips of members of the Colorado Avalanche when they're trying to determine whether they're--

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SAM CHANG: It's so funny.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: --going to-- whether they're going to touch the Western Conference trophy or not. And like, at the end, Joe Sakic is like, just touch the damn thing. And then they have a photo of him doing it.

OMAR: But did you see how distraught MacKinnon looked when he was-- he was like, oh shit, oh shit, oh, no, no, no.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: His soul was gone. Like, he--

OMAR: Yeah.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: I feel like he did not like what he was doing.

OMAR: Oh, he did not want to touch it. He did not want to touch it.

SAM CHANG: There's also the clip of him being like, don't smile.

OMAR: Yeah, yeah. I think even Lehkonen as well. I think Lehkonen didn't want to touch it. I think one of the goaltenders, too. I think either Kuemper or Francouz didn't want to touch it either. I think he was like, oh, like, no shot-- no shot.

SAM CHANG: What do you do when Joe Sakic is like, just touch it.

OMAR: Yeah.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: And he touched it.

OMAR: And he touched it, yeah! Oh my gosh, that's so funny.

AVRY LEWIS-MCDOUGALL: At the end of the day, who cares? Jinxes don't exist. Touch it. It's metal. Touch the dang thing!

SAM CHANG: I will say, it's easy for Joe to do because he's like, listen, I already got all my Stanley Cup rings. Like, I don't care.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: I guess that's kind of true. But like-- but it's also, him saying that should be a sign that, like, the superstition is really just a superstition. And it really shouldn't hold any significant power over anybody, including--


SAM CHANG: Yeah, but he also played with a goaltender who famously tucked his goalpost and went skate over blue line, so.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: That is very true.


JULIAN MCKENZIE: That is very true.

AVRY LEWIS-MCDOUGALL: It's a-- it's metal, you know? Touch it. Hug it. Kiss it. Slide into DMs. It's just a trophy.

OMAR: Yeah, and--

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Slide into DMs, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

OMAR: And you know, man. And you know.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Don't bring the internet into this.

OMAR: And you know that if, like, Avalanche ends up doing the thing, that they're going to go back to that clip of like, Sakic just saying, just touch the damn thing! And you'll be like, oh, see? That was the moment. That was the moment they knew that they were going to go all the way, so. Oh well.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Yeah, I wouldn't worry about that. That's OK.

OMAR: Yeah.

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