Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Curse of the President's Trophy

Although I stand by my "Team of Destiny" prediction for the Detroit Red Wings, their last two games against Dallas haven't been encouraging.

Especially when one considers the history of the President's Trophy (the award given out to the NHL team with the highest points accumulated during the regular season).

Since it's inception in the 1985-86 season, only six teams which won the trophy went on to win the Stanley Cup.

Counting this season, the Wings have won the President's Trophy six times. But in their three Stanley Cup seasons (1996-97, 1997-98, and 2001-02), only ONE (2001-02) coincided with having the best regular season record.

Of course, this kind of analysis is meaningless. I'm just saying.

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