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11-02-2008, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by m00ks View Post
GTFO here. If Pittsburgh had Hossa since the beginning of the season, we wouldn't be anywhere near their ES production. Not to mention the fact that they lost Crosby for a considerable amount of time.
Make excuses for Pittsburgh all you want but 9th place in 5-on-5 situations means we were better than 21 teams including some 100+ point teams. Regarding the attitude, why don't you use some stats instead of lazy arguments like.....

The PP was our bread and butter last year. There's no denying that. We finished where we finished because that PP was #1. Once that was shutdown, we suddenly became very beatable.
As I mentioned earlier, a whole lot more than just our PP went south in the playoffs last year. If our PP kept going at it's regular season pace in the playoffs, we still wouldn't have got by Philly with the shoddy defense and goaltending we got against Philly....two areas that were also strong (like our PP) during the regular season.

This year with the acquisitions, we addressed a need. ES scoring. Even with a 19th ranked PP, low and behold, we're still ahead of the pack. Where do you think we would have been had our PP been 19th last season?
You're contradicting the point you made earlier, you said just like last year we live and die by the PP. I guess some people like to argue so much that they even argue with themselves.

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