Should the Avalanche fear the President's Trophy curse?  - The Denver Post

Should the Avalanche fear the President’s Trophy curse? – The Denver Post

Kiz: The Avs are on a roll. This is their year, right? Heck, after watching the DU Pioneers win the Frozen Four in Boston to bring home the ninth championship in school history, it almost feels like fate to me. Denver is Hockeytown USA in 2022. Nothing is going to stop the Avalanche from hoisting the Stanley Cup. Well, maybe one thing. Do you believe in the curse of the President’s Trophy, my friend?

Chambers: It’s real. The President’s Trophy winner hasn’t won the Cup since the Chicago Blackhawks claimed the double crown in 2013. The Detroit Red Wings accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2002, and, of course, the Avalanche did it in 2001. I think the bigger curse for the Avs is Game 7s, where they’ve lost their last five. The President’s Trophy carries home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, but Colorado – home or away – hasn’t been good enough in those massive Game 7s. However, something tells me this team is more mentally tough than the previous ones.

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