It was a joke, I'm not really all that superstitious. ALTHOUGH, watching the Cubs the last few weeks, one has to consider some superstition with that team. Truly unbelievable how the Cubs find ways to lose games.
At a glance, it appears President's trophy winners seem to have a better track record than cup winners the next few seasons following the award. The last team that I remember winning the Pres cup and missing the playoffs the following year was the 92' Rangers.
I'll take the President's trophy. I think it's underrated. It means the organization is doing most of the big things much better than most the majority of the time. No matter what happens, I'm happy if they get it. Nice going into an offseason with nobody to chase in the standings for a change. Hopefully they have a good playoff run to match the award.