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01-19-2005, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by s7ark
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.
Calgary was excellent no noubt, but the Bruins weren't a great team.

The two Flyers teams they beat were better than the two Bruins teams. Isles were getting old, but were still very very good and had the aura a 4-time defending Champ has.

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