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01-19-2005, 12:29 PM
Fast and Up - JP
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Originally Posted by John Flyers Fan
99 is not bad but they were only +85 in goal differential, but in 84 they had 119 were +130 in goal differential, and in 85 they had 109 and were + 103.

IMO each Oilers Cup team got a bit worse than the one previous.

Good points. My thoughts are that by 87/88 the Oilers were pretty confident they could mostly coast in the playoffs and there they could take it to another level and just destroy the other teams. I think they were right. They learned to not burn themselves out during the regular season and leave some in the tank for the playoffs. They still played hard in the regular season, but the team that tore through the playoffs was something else. They swept the Flames and only lost 1 to the Bruins. Both were exceptional teams that year.

Let's see how this plays out...
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