The Boston Bruins set history twice this season, but not how they wanted to. After finishing with the most points in the history of the NHL, the Bruins were on the wrong end of the largest playoff upset in the league's history. It was shocking for a team with a roster that experts had ranked among the best. However, history told us the Bruins could be in trouble.
Their star talent and seemingly endless depth led Boston to win the Presidents' Trophy by finishing with the most points in the NHL. They dominated throughout the season and entered the playoffs as one of the heaviest favorites in NHL history.
While there are reasons why they dropped their opening series to the Florida Panthers, many hockey fans blame the loss on the infamous Presidents’ Trophy curse.
Below we will cover why the Bruins were such a heavy favorite, the history of the Presidents’ Trophy curse, and how their early exit changed the Stanley Cup odds with Hockey betting sites.