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10-01-2008, 11:35 PM
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Ottawa outplayed them because they were the hottest team in the conference for 3 months running going INTO the playoffs. It was actually pretty predictable.
The Sabres had "trouble" scoring against the Rangers because :newsflash: the Rangers were good defensively and had a REALLY good goalie. But, the Sabres scored more than 3 goals a game against a team that allowed 2.5 a game. In the playoffs. I'm sick and freaking tired of hearing the Sabres were terrible offensivly in the playoffs, because you know what? Scoring goes down in the playoffs. That's the way it goes. Buffalo scored more goals against the Isles and the Rangers than they had averaged giving up in the regular season. They beat the Isles in 5, and they beat the team in the East that had the 2nd best record after the turn of the New Year (and the Sabres weren't first).
Ottawa was the better hockey team. It had nothing to do with lazyness, or any of that BS couch sitters like to blame their team of being. Ottawa was better. Period
WHY was Ottawa better? They were significantly less impressive on paper than in the 05-06' season, yet their result was much improved? What other variables could be involved in that, that made them better? Yeah they were on a "hot streak", but that isn't just a random occurance. They beat the Sabres to pucks. They simply out-worked them.
I really don't understand your logic. No one discussing the team on a message board is an NHL athlete. Everyone here is a "couch sitter" by comparison. Sometimes pro-sports teams play below their potential because they are out-hustled. It happens. It's pretty absurd that you consider that possibility "annoying".
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