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12-11-2009, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by WineShark View Post
I take into consideration that we won .... what 17 games in the year before we beat Detroit? While we have had a gut load of failure in the P/O's since that season, at least in that year we exceeded expectations even getting to the playoffs and Garpenlov hit a crossbar in O.T. of game 6 vs Toronto that could have sent us to the SCF ...... that's how close it was. It would have been the greatest turnaround in the history of sports. Not just worst to first, but a record losing streak in one year, to within a cross bar of going to the Stanley Cup Finals.....just imagine .....

..... and thats why 15 years later I still honor Larinonov in my avi. There may have been more skilled players who have been on the team in their primes, but there has never been a team before or since that almost pulled off what the 94 Sharks did. (and look at the pass from Larionov at 1.19. Who makes that pass on this team?)
Hate to be the downer, but the 1994 team made it to the second round, not the third. We were a crossbar away from the WCF, which the 2004 team actually made. The 2004 team is the furthest we've ever been.

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