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07-02-2010, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel View Post
And you came to this conclusion after a playoff exit in which the Canucks were the highest scoring team in the playoffs and the best at even strength as well? Interesting analysis to say the least. Especially when you consider how well the top 6 did against a big, physical Kings defense yet struggled against a pillow soft Chicago blueline - the least physical blueline in these playoffs by a country mile.
Not only that, but what team that has a shot of making the playoffs actually qualifies as that type of team any more? Chicago is the only team in the West you could describe in that way last season and they just traded away their three toughest/meanest players. Obviously they didn't feel they were as integral to their success as their small skilled players when they were deciding where to make sacrifices on their roster.

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