Reality for 2010-11: Post-Gagne
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07-19-2010, 10:52 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kitchener, ON
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can't believe how many flyer fans chalk this Stanley cup run, the best run of my life up to luck and good fortune!!!!!! Didn't you watch these guys give everything they had for 14 wins? Your willing to say to pen and cap fans that we never would have beaton them? Who the **** does everyone cheer for? I would NEVER gives those teams a win over the flyers without earning it.......I can't wait for the season to start, I love the flyers and need my fix, but these boards just confuse me. My buddy the Crosby fan sells me the same **** daily, even he agrees the pens didn't have it last year. Malkin off year, fleury sucked, but we all agree they would have ended our season easily? After briere, hartnell, leino, gagne, richards, pronger, Boucher, leighton, et all did what they did? I am proud of that team! If you are interested in discussing how the flyers should have won game 2 and 6 and would have won 7, letme know!
The Flyers had a much easier run to the Cup Finals than they might have had. Things fell into place far better than anyone could have hoped. Instead of running through Washington and Pittsburgh, they faced Boston and Montreal - neither of whom has a potent offense and neither of whom could expose Leighton/Boucher for the goalies they are.
I love the heart we saw, and certain players stepping up at differing times throughout that magical run. It was the most fun I've had as a Flyers fan in years.
But let's not pretend that Leighton and Boucher were the reason the Flyers got to where they did. They both played very well
for career backup goalies
. But if they had to face Crosby, Malkin (even with his off year), Ovechkin, and Semin, I'm not confident the Flyers would have won. We'll never know.
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