It’s 10 years since the Ottawa Senators made the Stanley Cup play-off finals for the first time in their history. They eventually lost the series 4-1 to a strong Anaheim Ducks side.
With the Sens looking strong in this year’s Play-Offs, currently leading the New York Rangers 3-2 after defeating the Boston Bruins in the first round 4-2, where are the stars of the historic 2007 Stanley Cup run now?
Uruguay plane crash
Tony Bruns is a newly minted legend (Photo source: Twitter)
A man resorts to cannibalism in the 1993 film Alive, based on the story of the survival of a team of rugby players.
I actually don't really have any problems with Bickell, but mostly because I don't know or care enough about him. He won two Cups with Chicago, so that's cool, but he also has a gnarly enough smile to be included with everyone else on this list. (Source: Twitter)
Tkachuk had himself a very long and successful career in the NHL, and even helped the US get a Silver Medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Unfortunately for Keith, he never played in the Stanley Cup, and is also an ugly doofus missing all of his teeth. (Source: Twitter)
Carcillo was such a douche. A total goon with zero skill set whatsoever, and a complete dirty scumbag. However his toothless smile was enough of a reason for me to put this dick head on the list. (Source: Twitter)
Compared to others on this list Ovechkin's teeth aren't that bad, but he's also my least favorite player in the league, so of course I'm going to include him on this list. I'm well aware that he's damn good, but he's also super ugly with a terrible smile. Fuck him. (Source: Twitter)
Goldberg from Mighty Ducks is all four faces on the Mt. Rushmore of youth hockey goalies
Conner is currently playing with an NHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, so he is not in the NHL at the moment. But when you're missing your front teeth, you best believe I'm going to recognize you for it. (Source: Twitter)
Neil has spent his entire career with the Ottawa Senators, and even serves as one of their alternate captains, which is strange because he kind of sucks at hockey. So although he'll never be remembered for the way he played, he'll always be remembered for looking like a cousin-fucking hillbilly. (Source: Twitter)
Another current defensemen. I'm actually a big Doughty fan and love the way he plays, but holy shit is it tough to watch him smile. I don't care that he's a star, get your teeth fixed dude. (Source: Twitter)
Sticking with current defensemen, Duncan Keith has been an integral part of the Chicago Blackhawks 3 Stanley Cups since 2010. He's also an ugly mother fucker with a horrendous smile. Get this guy the hell away from me. (Source: Twitter)
The survivors wave to the first rescue plane.
Nando Parrado, crash survivor.
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With 2007 a franchise high-point for the Ottawa Senators, a reshuffle in the years following meant that many of the class of 2007 were moved on. Only one player remains with the franchise today, having not moved away, and that is Chris Neil. The burly forward – a known lover of the aggressive game – continues to be a key player for the Ottawa Senators.
Fast forward to today and the Sens are going strong in the post-season Easter Conference brackets, with one game seperating them and the conference finals. Can the class of 2017 go one better than the class of 2007 and clinch a franchise first Stanley Cup trophy? Time will tell.