The Curse of the Presidents’ Trophy: Fact or Fiction?

April 4th, 2010 by Jonathan Weiss Leave a reply »
With San Jose's overtime loss to Colorado on Sunday, the Washington Capitals have clinched the Presidents' Trophy, awarded to the NHL team with the highest point total for the regular season. 

The Capitals are now at 114 points with four games to play .  If they win three of those remaining games, they will finish with at least 120 points – the third highest total in the past 30 seasons

As the Presidents' Trophy winner, Washington will enjoy home ice advantage for all four rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs. 

Or will they be done in by the “Presidents' Trophy Curse?” 

Over the past six seasons, only one Presidents' Trophy winner – Detroit in 2008 – has gone on to win the Stanley Cup.  During that same period, three ...

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