NEW METRIC: Adventure

Steve Dangle
May 05 2014 08:27AM

Winning is the only stat that matters.

Just kidding. Other statistics show things that lead to winning, making wins easier to predict and come by. Duh.

Here’s a stat: If you don’t continue reading this post then you won’t win any of the awesome prizes I’m going to tell you about.

Check this out:


This is one of the new ScotiaHockey NHL Debit Cards and VISA cards. This one has an NHL logo on it, but you can customize it with any team you want.

The card earns you entries into the Scotiabank Hockey Adventure of a Lifetime contest. You could win transportation, accommodation, and tickets to epic NHL events. You ever heard of the Stanley Cup Final? That’s one of those events!

Plus, every purchase enters you into monthly draws for NHL tickets and other amazing prizes, like NHL GameCenter LIVE subscriptions and gift cards.

Since I’m feeling like an NHL executive now that I’m carrying my snazzy NHL logo ScotiaHockey Debit Card, I know what I’d want as my Hockey Adventure of a Lifetime to be.  First, let’s fly to NYC to NHL headquarters and meet Mr. Gary Betman.  Perhaps shoot a round of golf with him and all his other baller buddies. Maybe Donald Fehr will join us?  Second, I’d get a customized suit tailor made like an NHL bigshot, I’m sure Don Cherry wouldn’t mind recommending his tailor.  But if that’s not going to happen then I’ll settle for a shopping spree for NHL gear and swag like you just saw in the video.  I’d have a fancy expensive dinner with Ken Holland and pick his brain about the Red Wings making the playoffs for 23 consecutive seasons…are you kidding me???  Since I’m already in the Big Apple, I’d take in an original six game at Madison Square Garden: the Leafs against the Rangers with hockey legend “The China Wall” Johnny Bower and maybe get his two cents on the Leafs’ goaltending.  Finally, I’d go back to my room at the Four Seasons and call it a night. 

Just imagine what your Hockey Adventure of a Lifetime could be!

Ok let me save you some time. Here are the prizes in list form…

GRAND PRIZES include: 

·       2014 Stanley Cup® Final:

o   Two tickets to one Stanley Cup® Final Game

o   Two tickets to the 2014 NHL Face-Off™ game (date and location TBA)

o   Where applicable, round trip economy airfare for two departing from the Canadian International Airport nearest the winner’s residence. No word on whether or not they sell Steve Nachos.

o   Two (2) nights standard hotel accommodation (double occupancy)

o   $500.00 CDN spending money

o   Approximate Retail Value of each Grand Prize is $5,000.00 CDN. 

Alright but not everyone can win the big grand prize. What about monthly prizes?

The Monthly Prizes:

o   Five chances to win two tickets to an NHL regular season game in the NHL city of the winner’s choice. 

o   Twenty-five chances to win an NHL GameCenter LIVE™ Subscription.

o   Fifty chances to win a $50  gift cards

Those are just some of the things you could get. I could sit here and bore you with that information, but I’ve got stuff to do.

And by “got stuff to do” I mean I already have one of these cards and I want to win before you do.

Steve Dangle has a YouTube channel with millions of views, is the co-host of the Steve Dangle Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud, and is a secret agent for Sportsnet. Steve has also worked for CBC, the NHL Network, Leafs TV, Nike, the KHL, and most of all, the Toronto Zoo. What a goof.