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12-07-2004, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Chili
Making up 16 points in the last 20 games of the season, especially at the bottom of the standings? That is miles to me.

The point was, that lottery or not, teams still are encouraged to finish with the worst possible record once they are eliminated from the playoffs. It would be interesting to see, how the upcoming Crosby draft would influence teams roster decisions down the stretch.
It still doesnt discount the fact the Caps finished pretty much where they were all season....they were even with the Pens in Jan....Pens went on a historic tailspin, worthy of note is they started an ECHL goalie in 9 of 10 games during that period...whose #'s werent as good as Yeats, the move you have singled out...but that must be ok I guess.....

Yes, the Pens were very hot at the end....and the Caps sucked, even more after trading Bondra/Nylander/Gonchar/Grier......still the Pens finished last, It doesnt matter how much ground they made up

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