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05-26-2010, 12:56 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Andrews
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People want to talk about the Flyers getting good matchups thru the playoffs, that may be the case but I guess you could say that about alot of teams of recent memory. Look at the Pens last year.
Then you look at Chicago, their toughest opponent was Nashville who should have beat them if not for some monumental breakdowns by Nashville.
Chicago then matched up with Vancouver a matchup you could compare to the Philly/NJ matchup. Then they beat the Sharks in the West Final and we all know the history there. Dont want to take anything away from the Hawks and what they did, just like no one should take anything from what the Flyers did.
Both teams deserve to be in the Stanley Cup Final.
Pens went through us in the 1st round, and then the Caps in the 2nd round last year, before getting a slight reprieve in the 3rd rd. in Carolina... before beating Detroit. So, sure, they missed out on Boston, but they probably would have liked a different matchup in the first two rounds.
As to Chicago this year... lets begin by noting that the West was a murderously difficult group. Nashville, the 7 seed in the West had 100 pts. If they played in the East, they probably would have had home ice in the first round this year. They then beat the no. 3 seed, and sure the matchup favored 'em, but the Bruins they are not. Then the drew the no. 1 seed that had just dismantled the Red Wings, who came into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the NHL.
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