A Max Pac away from Winning the Cup?
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06-13-2011, 11:23 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
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There is more parity for sure. And I think that you could make an argument that MaxPac would've been a difference maker against Boston
but I think
that's as far as you could legitimately take the argument. Just because Boston is in the finals
doesn't mean we'd be there
instead. And it
certainly doesn't mean
that we'd beat Vancouver.
On the other hand, it's also hard to say that we wouldn't have gone to the finals (hence, your first two bolds, which to me reads ''a possibility''), and it's easier to say that we would have lost to the supposed best team in the NHL in the finals (hence, your last bold ''certainly''). I agree with these assumptions...
But the difference lies in that I perceive it that there was a potential to have a decent fighting chance in making the finals (I agree, East is weak), and less odds of beating the #1 seeded Canucks.
Nevertheless, if the the Habs would have won the cup this year it would have not been classified as a miracle imo... by virtue of parity in the salary cap era.
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