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08-11-2012, 10:17 PM
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That's the thing tho. Were the Devils really better than the Flyers? Really?
Yes they were, and it wasn't even close. Had they lost to the Rangers, or struggled to beat them you might have been able to make a case.

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With Giroux, Hartnell, Simmonds, Voracek. Jagr, Read, Couts, Talbot, Schenn, Briere?
Yes. Those guys aren't Gretzky, Crosby, Messier, Lemieux, Kurri, Anderson, or Yzerman.

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Compared to them: A pansy non performer named Kovalchuk? An ageing Elias. Zajac and Parise I'll grant you, but that's two good forwards.Big deal. WHat kinda depth is that? An oldie, a Pansy, plus two guys that can bring it.
How are you comparing them? As a unit, the Devil forwards dominated our forwards everywhere on the ice. Briere, Hartnell, Simmonds, Voracek, Jagr, Read, Couts, Talbot, and Schenn were the non performers in that series, not Kovalchuk.


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You say their defense is better than ours/ Really?? What's so great about Devils D?
Yes it is better. What was great about their defense was mostly their positioning and ability to get the puck out of their zone before we even got within 15 feet of it. Did you watch the series?

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Where is the superstar leader?
Same place ours (Pronger) was, not playing. (Scott Stevens)

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Where's the Chara. Pronger, Doughty?
They don't have one, and neither do we. Doughty is very good, but not worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence as Chara or Pronger. You need more than one year before you can be mentioned in the same breath as them.

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That lineup is very beatable,
Not by us.

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we should have beat them We had nine forwards that scored close to or more than 20 goals, we had four scarey offenisve lines.
Too bad regular season pond hockey numbers don't win playoff series, otherwise we would have won the cup. Offense is only 1/3 of the game, and not nearly as important as team defense or the play of your goaltender.

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Our forward depth was 10 times theirs.
Based on regular season goals? Their forwards dominated ours up and down the ice, every game, almost every puck battle, in our zone, in their zone, and in the neutral zone.

The team with the most depth at forward isn't the better team. On paper they might be, but cups and playoff series aren't won on paper, they're won on the ice. They are won by TEAMS, not the better collection of individuals who scored more regular season goals.


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