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With a huge wager on who will win the Stanley Cup, Drake continues his curse


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Sam Jones
June 7, 2024  (7:06)
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In a high-stakes move that's grabbed headlines, Canadian music icon Drake has placed a colossal $500,000 bet on the Edmonton Oilers to clinch the Stanley Cup Finals.

With a potential payout surpassing $1 million, the stakes are sky-high not just for Drake but for the Oilers as well. However, the notorious "Drake Curse" looms large, casting a shadow of superstition over the bet.
This infamous jinx is traced back to Drake's time as the Toronto Raptors' ambassador, where his big-ticket bets ended in disappointment for five consecutive seasons.
The curse didn't stop at basketball. Drake's gambling misfortunes have also stretched to the UFC, where his million-dollar wagers have frequently gone awry.
Now, as the Oilers set foot in Fort Lauderdale to battle the Florida Panthers, they not only confront the challenge posed by their formidable opponents but also the spectral presence of the "Drake Curse" and the Corey Perry curse.
Moreover, they carry the hopes of ending the 31-year-long Canadian Stanley Cup drought. Since the Montreal Canadiens' last triumph in 1993, no Canadian team has managed to lift the coveted trophy.
With 22 Canadian players on their roster, the Oilers are not only playing for the championship but also for national pride, aiming to quench the long-standing thirst for a Canadian victor in the NHL finals.
As the team gears up for Saturday night's pivotal game one, all eyes will be on whether they can defy the ominous odds and superstitions to bring the Stanley Cup back to Canadian soil.
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With a huge wager on who will win the Stanley Cup, Drake continues his curse

Do you think the Drake Curse is real?

Yes, I fully believe it2218.8 %
No, it's nothing5748.7 %
Gambling is stupid2622.2 %
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