Official 2012 NYR Playoff Thread
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03-24-2012, 11:59 AM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Originally Posted by
Henriks Broadway Hat
Boston set a few new precedents last year.
Going into the playoffs with your last 18 games being 8-6-4, and then losing your first two games in Round 1, all while having an abysmal PP that didn't score at all in the first round usually doesn't scream "Stanley Cup." it just shows that it's possible.
But you can't use Boston as the Prototype to win cups.
They had some fortuitous match ups, which we most likely won't see. They got to play a mediocre Habs team, a struggling philly team, and a marginal TB team with a hot PP. The only real quality team they faced was Vancouver who was hurt on their backend and had terrible goaltending.
Boston got all the breaks in that run. I doubt we would be as fortunate. Especially with Pitt healthy this year.
Philly and Pens are both much better teams than any of the teams in EC playoffs last season.
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