Found June 26, 2012 on The Hockey Guys:
By: Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci) I’ve certainly got some explaining to do. My New Jersey Devils made a remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Finals and since the inception of their 2012 postseason campaign, I can probably count the number of pieces I’ve posted on the fingers of one hand. Let me say there is a reason for my inconsistencies and absence from this site since April. Some of you will sympathize with me, some of you will probably X out of this piece: Superstitions. There is a lot of truth behind the proclamation that you are your own worst enemy. Leaving someone alone with their thoughts is perhaps one of the worst things you can do to somebody because those thoughts take over. You have nobody to shed any input on what you’re thinking and in a one-dimensional environment like that, your thoughts eventually embed themselves in your subconscious and become a mindset. I’ve always been a very ritualistic and superstitious person, which was severely exploited this postseason. ...
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