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03-05-2011, 11:07 AM
Haute Couturier
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
Yes. Devils making the playoffs reminds me too much of the Flyers last year.
They are not really alike. The Flyers were a team that should have made the playoffs, but were a shootout away from missing them because they went 8-9-3 in their last 20 games. They only really got their act together for their final 4 games. I am not sure how much of the Flyers success was due to momentum when I wouldn't really have considered them a hot team going into the playoffs. I just think things came together at the right time and they had some luck on their side (MTL knocking off Pit and Wash, Krejci going down).

If the Devils make it they will be playing like the best team in hockey for half a season. Momentum will be on their side, but at the same time I have to wonder how much they will have left in the tank due to playing catch up for half a season. That has to be physically and mentally draining. Also I don't think they have a good enough defense so I don't see them going on a run like the Flyers.

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