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03-21-2012, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SlingshotVv View Post
I'm not sure, but wasn't that the season Neely hit 50g in 49GP? If it was, he also didn't play in the playoffs that season. Also the Bruins goalie was Casey that year, who was having an awfully rough playoff run.

I don't think a Messier guarantee or Matteau heroics would've been necessary. The NYR were far better than both the NJD and BOS that season. Brodeur played out of his mind in that series, and that's what pushed the NYR to the brink. I just don't see Boston doing the same if that's the year Neely missed the playoffs.

The Pens were the team I was worried about that play off run. Mario, Jagr, Mullen, Straka, Francis, Stevens, Naslundů yeeesh. Thankfully Barrasso struggled and they got booted by the Caps.
I always thought Barrasso was super overrated. I never liked him as a goalie. That team could have won 3-4 cups if they had had a good goalie in net.

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