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03-23-2004, 01:52 PM
David Puddy
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Originally Posted by tytech
My point is simple. While the devs are probably a better team then Montreal and would probably beat Montreal, the Flyers would have an easier time beating NJ then beating Montreal. Philly would take Jersey in 5 or 6 but it would take 6 or 7 to beat Montreal.
How can you say that so easily? The Flyers were 3-2-1 against the Devils this year. Furthermore, the last two Philadelphia wins in that disrupted home-and-home series were games the Devils could have won. It's hard to say how things might turn out in a best of seven. Scott Stevens and Brian Rafalski will make it much harder for teams to score on the Devils. Stevens has also been known to turn aournd a playoff game with a big hit. That coupled with a pair of Elias goals might be all the Devils need to get past Philadelphia in seven.

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