Miley Cyrus and the Toronto Maple Leafs: a match made in hockey heaven
The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a hot start to the 2013-14 campaign. At 6-1-0, I think it's safe to say they've come into this season like a wrecking ball.
What's been the secret to their success? Lord knows it's not strong underlying numbers, the sort that tends to lead to success over a larger sample size, because they don't have those. Through their first seven games, the Leafs' victories are defying a lot of the conventional wisdom of the advanced stats community. On Monday, they won despite being outshot 37-14, for instance. How is this happening?
Thanks to Miley Cyrus, that's how. The Leafs have been using summer jam "We Can't Stop" as their victory song this season, and ever since hitching their Wagon's to Miley's train, they can't stop... winning. (I am so clever). From the Toronto Star:
The Maple Leafs have a new victory song this season —Miley Cyrus’s We Can’t Stop — although some of the players are a little sheepish talking about why that song plays in the dressing room immediately after the game.
“It’s certainly not my choice,” said Leaf forward Joffrey Lupul. “Whatever. As long as we keep winning, I’ll deal with it.”
It's an appropriate choice. Miley's tongue is about as long as the Leafs' cup drought. Plus she, like Randy Carlyle and Dave Nonis, has a predilection for bangers. (Although she spells it Bangerz. Nonis and Carlyle might too, for all we know.)
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