Found November 23, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
The Boston Bruins got off to a poor start this season.  They were in last place in the East Conference in late October.  Since then they have pulled off a streak of nine straight wins.  This moves the Bruins into fifth seed in the East and they have the best goal differential in the league.  Despite early problems, the Boston Bruins will be fine this year and that should surprise nobody. The simplified explanation is that Boston was suffering from a Stanley Cup hangover at the beginning of the season but it has worn off.  That is over-simplified.  The Bruins were never as poor a team as their early record showed.  They had a strong goal differential throughout it.  They also have required a lot of luck to pull off a nine game winning streak.  Their pattern has perfectly fit the Stanley Cup hangover model and it is a combination of reality and random effects lining up in the same direction. Continue reading "Bruins Looking Good"
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