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10-12-2010, 08:18 PM
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Garbage Goal
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If you want further proof that making the playoffs as a lower seed basically means jack ****:

http://fans.mapleleafs.nhl.com/topic...ie.html?page=1

I know that's not exactly an official source and that he didn't provide any links, but that seems like the numbers that I remember. Those numbers demonstrate that, if you're not a top seed (meaning, don't have home-ice), you can just about forget winning the Cup. The only low seed that has ever won the Cup, IIRC, is 5th and that's only happened a few times.

On Cinderella teams:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindere...%29#Ice_hockey

So, yes, there's Cinderella runs every once in a blue-moon, but in the end they almost always fall short of the ultimate prize. All of the six teams listed there in that article as Cinderella teams (including us last year) didn't win the Cup.

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