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05-25-2010, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by FASTHANDS View Post
Would be one hell of an offensive series, with each team's major superstars at the peak of their offensive powers. It's still shocking to me all these years laters that niether of them took home the cup those years. I think these two teams are the greatest teams to never win the cup. That being said, which was more of an upset, the 1971 Bruins who seemed destined to win back to back or the 1986 Oilers who seemed destined to win a third consecutive cup and earn dynasty status?
For sure the 1986 Oilers was more of an upset. They lost to a team that they should have beaten in about 6 games. The Bruins, while still being favoured, lost to the Habs who aren't as bad as their record suggested in the season. Mahovlich and Dryden were two late additions to the team and let's face it that team was loaded with HHOFers to begin with. It was a shock to lose to Montreal, but come to think of it as time has gone on, I don't think the 1971 Habs get their due. That was a great, great, team

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