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09-19-2012, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by PhillyBluesFan View Post
It's hyperbole. All I am saying is the vast majority of the time the Habs and Avs beat teams that they were better than outside and inside of net. Here's a stat for you. The Habs and Avs won 34 playoff series with Roy and a whooping 4 of them came against division winners.
Kinda hard to beat a division winner pre-94 if you win your own division... unless you win rounds 1 and 2 and the other division winner in your conference does the same. similar story post-94. If you win your division you are definitely not facing a division champion in round 1, and almost certainly not in round 2 either (it would be a 2/3 matchup and those are rare because 1, 2, 3 all have to win, and that never happens)

This stat is really silly without context. So he beat 4 division winners. How many beat him? And at least 3 division winners lose every year, so who are the goalies always beating them? Is there any real correllation between being a great goalie and being the goalie on a team that upsets a division winner?

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