Thread: Pre-Game Talk: ECF: Rangers Vs Devils
View Single Post
05-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Manny Malhotra Fan
lhg39's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 400
vCash: 500
I am getting tired of the media nonsense about no team having gone 7 games in the first two rounds ever winning a cup.

Here is the history of all teams that have gone 7 games in the first two rounds:

Chicago 90 lost 4-1 Edmonton
Toronto 93 lost 4-3 Kings
Toronto & Clorado 2002 lost 4-2 and 4-3 Carolina and Detroit
Minnesota 2003. Swept by Anaheim
Carolina 2009 swept by Pittsburgh
Montral 2010 Lost 4-1 Philly

In just about all of these instances, the better team won.
Even in caes where the team with fewer points won, one could argue they were the better team anyway.
Perhaps Toronto losing in 2002 was an upset. The others, no.

This is simply a stat for stats sake; completely meaningless.

lhg39 is offline