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05-31-2012, 01:56 PM
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You can't give up as many goals as we did and contend for anything but a low seeded playoff spot. Both the teams you mentioned are excellent defensively/goaltending wise.
Both the teams I mentioned have less "talent" than Chicago but significantly better systems and much more structure in the way they play the game, all over the ice. They also have better goaltending, especially in LA.. but Chicago's already proven to themselves that they can win with average goaltending if they play a commited defensive game.
Besides, your logic doesn't allow for teams like LA and New Jersey to win Cups, or even get to the SCF, despite goaltending/systems. They weren't the best teams in their conferences, they were 6th seed and 8th seeds. 6th seeds and 8th seeds can't compete for the Cup, obviously.
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