Bobby Ryan To Washington
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11-04-2012, 01:04 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Moscow City
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If he plays at RW it's even worse because that puts him after Selanne and Perry.
You're missing the point - Washington gets quite a few extra games against the cream puffs. When you're talking about a scenario where each team having a 4 game swing in wins and losses completely reverses those point differences, it puts the lie to the "much more competitive" label.
Also, Detroit, San Jose, LA, St. Louis, Chicago and Nashville say hi.
None of the teams you've mentioned here (aside from maybe Chicago) perform in the regular on the same level as The Eastern Four I mentioned. Next tierm especially SJ (where East has Washington, Tampa, NJ).
Let's compare the divisions...
Anaheim and Dallas / Carolina and Winnipeg. I say that's a wash.
SJ / Washington
Then we have:
LA and Phoenix / Tampa and Florida
Tampa had a very bad year, Florida had a very good one. But for regular season, there's no huge difference between the two. Florida was a lot like Phoenix last season.
I'd say Pacific is stronger, but southeast is no "cream puffs".
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