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05-12-2012, 11:38 AM
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AEM6729
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Originally Posted by Legionnaire11 View Post
Preds made it to the second round two years in a row! Surely the most accomplished team in the NHL!

since the lockout, 17 different teams have played in the conference finals, will be 18 after tomorrow. 9 Teams seeded 5-8 have played in the conference finals, if Washington advances that would be 10.

18 out of 30 have had a chance to advance and play for the Stanley Cup, and of the 12 who have not there are teams like Columbus, Long Island, Toronto, Atlanta/Winnipeg who were not even really challenging for the playoffs.

Don't talk about how fortunate we are to be consistent, and how fantastic it is that the Preds are the only ones to advance a round in both of the last two seasons. Freaking Phoenix had NEVER won a playoff series before and they're opening the conference finals on home ice Sunday night. Los Angeles, Montreal and Edmonton have all made it further as #8 seeds than the Preds ever have, period.

again, this is not to say Trotz needs to go right now. I've given up that one, but lets not pretend that the Preds are something extra-special just because of consistency.
I guess the question is, would you rather make the conference finals once, then spend the next few years sucking (either by not making the playoffs at all or by getting bounced in the first round), OR would you rather make the playoffs every year and maybe not go as far?

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