The Frugal Gourmet wrote:I don't really believe in the President's Trophy curse or anything like that, and I think that winning in the regular season is just fine. But my theory on them is definitely that they were somehow really unprepared for any adversity.
Of all of the 16 places to finish the regular season, #1 remains the most likely to win the Cup.
I can't argue with your theory about Tampa coasting through the season. I also think people aren't giving enough attention to all of the moves Columbus made and how they started to gel right as they entered the playoffs. If the Blue Jackets had that full roster all season, they're probably division winners or contenders and not sneaking in as #8.
I got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.