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09-30-2003, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Burke's Evil Spirit
The question I'd ask is does Detroit and Colorado deserve to be on the same level as Dallas and New Jersey! Colorado has the Swiss Miss in net, and Detroit is pinning their hopes on a #1 center who scored 12 goals last season and a 28-year-old goaltender who played left wing in a roller hockey league last season.

Let's not forget that Dallas was (regular season-wise) the best team in the West last season, and IMO suffered the least among the "big three" in terms of offseason losses. Of course, if Lacroix goes out and gets somebody and Hasek returns to form this all changes.
He's talking historically over the course of the last 10 years or so.

As for the question, I definitely think they do deserve to be considered at the same level. They have won a Stanley Cup and been to the finals three times, and have been a consistent top 4 team in the conference that has produced 6 of the past 9 Stanley Cup champions.

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