Flyers Playoff Run
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04-03-2011, 10:13 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
I haven't read past the first half of the first page so sorry if cover old stuff.
I honestly felt worse a this point LAST season that I do now... by far... very far. I remember hoping they hold on to the last spot a least and after the final game SO play-in I stated out loud and often that that was my postseason success... merely getting in with our 3rd string goalie between the pipes... When the injuries occurred in the Devils series I expected a collapse, if not in that series surely after... I gave hem up for dead after the first two Bruins games when they couldn't salvage Game One... I was shocked at getting to Game Seven and considered myself content with getting that far back once they were three goals down early in the First Period... I never expected Leighton to be a shutout machine vs the Habs and have the returned injured players do so well nor have Briere's line get so hot... Leino was a great surprise... I never expected them to be in a real nice position to win the Cup had they had merely average goaltending, which hey didn't.
So,... how can I say that this team has no shot because they are limping into the Postseason much like last season's team was... and they will have better seeding and have displayed more talent and depth than last season. If they can step up when their backs were against the wall last season why can't this team with the experience from last season's extended run turn the switch and go just as far or even win the Cup?
Personally though I hope they are not merely counting on flipping a switch... often those switches fail from lack of use... But, until they fail I have to give them the benefit of the doubt... I picked SCF... going with all the upsides being met.
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