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05-26-2012, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
The thing about talking about conference finals is that there were only 3 rounds in the playoffs until 1975. So in 1971, 1973 and 1974, they were one round from the Cup Final in those years. It's hard to stack that against the teams that made it to the ECF.
The Rangers team I am always most fond of are the teams from the 70,s. They challenged for the Cup for the first 5 years then realized they had to retool and made the trade with Boston for Espo and he led them back to the finals in 1979. I would rank those teams ahead of this years team but I see a bright future for this group.

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