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06-07-2012, 04:20 PM
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I can't agree more with joshjull. Nobody wants to be on record saying that injuries are an excuse, but they sure as hell matter a great deal. Buffalo has been a team that can complete if they have all hands on deck and firing on all cylinders. Without that they don't have the depth to make up the difference. Not many teams do either. The Crosby argument is weak when there's Malkin and Staal behind him, no other major injury problems, and a 1st rd exit to show as proof of how they "overcame" it. Just look back at teams over each season that lost over 300 man games and see how far they went. I'll leave that for other more motivated people but the list of teams like that, that even made it to the conference finals, has to be slim.

Obviously Buffalo needs better talent, coaching, etc, but to say injuries didn't matter is simply ignoring reality or expecting Weber, Brennan, McNabb, etc to somehow get pushed up the depth chart and handle the same minutes and assignments as Myers and Ehrhoff. Accepting that injuries make a difference is not to be/sound wimpy or weak...it's just accepting reality.

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