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12-06-2004, 10:48 AM
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People are getting forgetful.

Yes, Lindros was shut-down by the Wings. But what happened? The Wings entire gameplan was centered around shutting down Lindros. When he took the ice, he had 5 guys who did nothing but try to keep him from scoring. Lindros came up short.

What people forget is that Lindros still finished as the league's leading post-season scorer. To add to that, he showed his importance by the fact that with Lindros silent, the Flyers were inept. Getting shelled defensively, couldn't score for crap and swept in 4.

Lindros carried that team on his back in a way Forsberg has never done. Forsberg may not have been shut down like that, but he never was the 1-man-army like that either. He has always had Sakic and Roy helping him shoulder the burden. Put Forsberg with Hextall/Snow and Brindy, he doens't even get to play Detroit.

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