The Senators are 4-0.
This of course flies in the face of the Stanley Cup finalist hangover theory. On the other side of the coin, the Ducks are floundering right now due to a ridiculous schedule that had them flying across the world to start the season. But nevertheless, people will be saying, "they got the hangover".
So why did the Sens jump right out of bed this year?
Answer is simple. New coach.
Just like any team that hires a new head man, the effects are usually positive in the beginning stages.
Maybe this is the answer for teams looking to repeat. The Stanley Cup sort of becomes the black widow spider of sports. After a successful mating, the male is killed and eaten. Life begins anew.
Kind of grisly but maybe it's the only sure fire way to avoid the dreaded hangover.
* The author takes no responsibility for this senseless post because, like the Ducks, he is also hungover.