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05-27-2011, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Boy Wonder View Post
Doesn't matter. The cup could have been powered by excellent goaltending and a powerful offense. You need only look at this year's playoffs - Vancouver and Tampa have gotten as far as they have without an elite #1 defenseman.. I would say that neither of them even have a top-10 defenseman.
The Flyers were a defensive-minded club who won 2 Cups back to back, largely on the strength of their defense. And while Clarke and Parent were obviously their top guys, don't you think their top shutdown defenseman deserves a little credit?

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