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09-30-2003, 06:34 PM
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Does Dallas deserve to be mentioned with Detroit, New Jersey, and Colorado?

It seems like these 4 teams are reguarded as the 4 power teams of the league, since no other team has won the cup since the Rangers of '94...

But does is Dallas really deserve to be placed on the same level? Here are the last 9 cup winners

95: NJ
96: Col
97: Det
98: Det
99: Dallas
00: NJ
01: Col
02: Det
03: NJ

Dallas won it once, right smack in the middle, and hasn't won it since. The only four players left from that team that I can remember are Modano, Zubov, Matvichuk, and Lehtinen. 4 great players to be sure, but 4 players none the less. They also never beat a power team from the East like Colorado did (NJ) or Detroit did (Philly)

Don't get me wrong, I do think they're a great team, quite possibly the best in the Wester Conference, but I would rate them closer to teams like Vancouver and Ottawa that are good teams, but haven't really proven it yet.

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